Decision time for Italy

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.

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Thu 21 Feb 2013 22:32 GMT

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