African price rises

Prices of commodities fell dramatically on Thursday as concern grew about the strength of the global recovery.

It does not alter the fact that there has been a record run of high commodity prices, and across the world consumers have suffered as these have filtered down to the shops.

Unilever's Frank Braeken explains to Lesley Curwen why his company has passed on those higher costs in Africa.

Plus, Business Daily's social psychologist, Dr Heidi Grant Halvorson discusses why women may have less confidence than men when it comes to advancing their careers.

And we hear from a woman who has not suffered from a lack of assertiveness. J C Davies was a financial analyst on Wall Street, and has ended up running a dating website for people who want to find partners from another racial group.

Finally, our Kenyan commentator Wycliffe Muga ponders whether Kenya's hopes for nuclear power may be dashed by the Japanese disaster.

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