The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and emerging companies.

Evan Davis is joined by a panel of top executives to discuss the current economic climate. As the crisis in the Eurozone adds to economic uncertainty around the world, how are companies planning for the short- and long-term? And as actions by governments begin to take effect, Evan finds out how political risk gets factored into business decisions. The panel also talks about Google's '20 percent' policy, under which the company's engineers are given a fifth of their time to work on their own projects - and about how to make the most of downtime.

In the studio with Evan are Matt Brittin, Managing Director of Google UK, Thomas Flohr, the founder and chairman of VistaJet, and Irwin Lee, Managing Director of Procter & Gamble, UK and Ireland.

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