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Investing in a cold climate

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 06 January 2012

Europe's banks are in trouble - that's hardly news - but where does it leave ordinary businesses; the companies that actually make and supply the goods and services and that are the bedrock of all our economies?

Justin Rowlatt talks to Mark Thomas of PA Consulting.

Nigeria has cut its fuel subsidies, doubling - at a stroke - the cost of gasoline for ordinary people.

Justin discusses whether subsidies can ever be justified with Dr J Atsu Amegashie, from the University of Guelph in Ontario in Canada and Professor Andrew Dorward from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

And Business Daily's regular North America commentator, James Srodes, warns us to beware of scammers trying to entice us to part with our money.



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