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WBR: Shell Revives Arctic Drilling Plan 29 Jan 15

January 29th, 2015

Episode 189 of 895 episodes

The oil giant Shell is pledging to continue with its controversial plan to drill in the Arctic, despite falling oil prices. Office workers in Sweden are being offered the option to have a microchip surgically inserted under their skin - BBC Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones gives it a go and tells us about it. The CEO of one of the world's largest spirit makers, Diageo, says the company is suffering in key countries like China and Russia, which has contributed to an 18% slide in profits. And a Qatari business buys one of London's most iconic buildings - Canary Wharf in the city's financial district - we ask why the Qataris are so keen to increase their property portfolio in the UK capital.

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