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WBR: Greek Stocks Fall on Banking Worries 30 Oct 14

October 30th, 2014

Episode 63 of 1091 episodes

Shares in banks across southern Europe, particularly in Greece, take another tumble on concerns about their financial strength. We ask whether investors are right to be worried. It's a much rosier picture in the US, where the economy grew more than economists were expecting. Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, publicly acknowledges his sexuality, saying he's "proud to be gay". We talk to Suki Sandu, head of the gay and lesbian business network OUTstanding, and ask whether sexual orientation matters in the business world. Plus, we're in Baghdad to assess the damage done to Iraq's economy by the war against IS, and we ask whether a simple "thank-you" from your boss would be enough to make you feel happier at work, rather than a pay-rise. That's the verdict of Gus O'Donnell, who's heading up a new government centre of wellbeing in the UK.

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