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Economic effects of Mali conflict

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 28 January 2013

What will be the wider economic effects of the Mali conflict? Some experts have talked about an 'arc of instability' spreading across the north of Africa. Alex Vines, head of the Africa Programme at Chatham House explains why he strongly disagrees with that assessment.

Lesley Curwen talks to Dame Lucy Neville-Rolfe who helped transform the British supermarket chain Tesco into a global player. She talks about the changing role of women and how the blue flash in her hair has helped her in business life.

The American personal finance expert Ramit Sethi explains why he never advises his followers to plan a budget. He calls it the B-word.

Plus Lucy Kellaway of the Fimancial Times looks at how parenthood affects male bosses.



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