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World Business Report

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WBR: Shell to buy BG Group in $70bn deal

April 9th, 2015

Episode 284 of 901 episodes

The merger gives birth to a new oil and gas giant. So is it a sign of more deals to come? Also in the programme, whilst it dates back to the late 18th Century, Britain's non-domiciled, or non-dom tax status maybe up for review after next month's UK general election. We talk to Jon Elphick at tax consultancy non-dom.com about what the proposed changes would actually mean. YouTube's new kids app was supposed to give parents control over what their kids get to watch. But campaigners say that big brand ads from the likes of McDonald's are sneaking ads in front of some childrens' eyeballs. We find out more from child psychologist Dr Amanda Gummer. And we have a report from New York on the latest trend to hit the Big Apple. Golda Arthur asks why the ancient art of drinking Japanese Matcha green tea is catching on now.

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