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French Breast Implant Scandal

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 18 April 2013

As five executives at the heart of the scandal over faulty breast implants stand trial in France we hear from one woman affected.

In China, a senior government auditor has warned that local government debts are "out of control". We ask - could this spark a bigger financial meltdown than the American housing crash?

Tesco no-go, we ask how is it that Britain's biggest and most successful retailer has had to admit defeat in the US? We discuss why some companies succeed abroad and others don't.

And we hear about the plans of Africa's richest man to enable Nigeria to finally harness its natural wealth by at last having a decent oil refinery of its own.

We get the latest on the 700,000 dollar lawsuit involving a Detroit fast food joint - not a happy meal for McDonalds.

And has the icing finally fallen off the inexhorable rise of the once humble cup cake?

We're joined throughout by guests Don Pittis of CBC in Toronto and Simon Littlewood of Asia Now consulting in Singapore.

(Image: Breast implants, Credit: AFP/Getty)



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