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Commodities slump: A sign of economic slowdown?

December 9th, 2015

Episode 753 of 1273 episodes

Global markets suffered a rout in commodities as Brent crude fell below $40 a barrel for the first time in almost seven years and iron ore hit a 10-year low yesterday. Chief economist for Panmure Gordon Simon French, former secretary of state for business Sir Vince Cable and the BBC's Carrie Gracie discuss the implcations of this slump. Picture: AFP/Getty