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WBR: Total CEO dies in jet crash 21 Oct 14

October 21st, 2014

Episode 50 of 860 episodes

The chief executive of French oil giant Total dies in a jet crash near Moscow. Russian investigators say Christophe de Margerie's death was the result of "criminal negligence". We look back on his career and talk to Jeroen van de Veer, a former chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, who knew Mr de Margerie well. Plus, economic growth in China slows again - to a rate of just over 7% - but how worried should we be over what it says about the global economic recovery? UK economist Roger Bootle tells us it's not China we should be worried about, but the eurozone. And we pay tribute to our friend and colleague - World Business Report presenter Mark Whittaker - who passed away earlier this month and whose funeral took place today.