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Nestle head on the horsemeat scandal

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 14 February 2013

The head of Nestle, the world's biggest food firm, tells the programme that the horsemeat scandal is threatening the industry in Europe. Also two big business deals in the US as Warren Buffett buys up iconic food giant Heinz and American Airlines confirms it'll merge with US Airways, creating the world's biggest airline. Economic activity slows up in Germany and France, Europe's two largest economies. We hear what students in Paris make of its woes and ask a Deutsche Bank economist whether Germany's problems are short or long term. And the asteroid coming close to Earth on Friday, threatening telecommunication systems.

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