Analysis of the big global business and economic issues, as they affect consumers and…
We hear from Italy's down-at-heel south & well-heeled North ahead of this weekend's elections.
The boss of a US tyre-maker ruffles the feathers of French workers by calling them lazy. We'll be hearing a French riposte to US accusations of Gallic laziness.
Plus - we hear from the President and CEO of Lego. If you've ever stepped barefoot onto Lego bricks he has an apology for you.
Also in the show - China's oil-thirsty state owned energy companies spent $35 billion last year buying up other foreign oil firms. The International Energy Agency says China' recent spending spree will see it producing around three million barrels a day by 2015. We speak to the IEA's chief economist.
And we'll be hearing from South Africa about the huge potential for the air freight business across Africa.