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WBR: Brussels Aims to Reboot Europe's Digital Economy 06 May 2015

May 6th, 2015

Episode 321 of 1091 episodes

We'll hear if this means yet another EU challenge to the dominance of US firms like Google. We talk to Guy Levin who heads up Europe's Coalition for a Digital Economy, and entrepreneur Nicholas Russell from wearepopup.com, who recently addressed European lawmakers on the problems firms face in pursuing a digital strategy. Also in the programme, as we apparently hurtle towards the age of 'Future Shock' - or the dramatic impact innovation can have on everyday life - what will it mean? Plus, the currency that came in from the cold. Hudson Institute economist and World Business Report regular, Irwin Stelzer tells us how the rising Chinese yuan is proving a major challenge to Washington's standing on the world stage. And, bless my follicles...we hear from a hair colourist how grey hair has now become high fashion.

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