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Oil Prices on the Rise

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 27 August 2013

Oil prices reach a five month high - we assess what's happening as Syria sparks supply worries and China fuels demand.

Taking on corruption in the Philippines, thousands of protestors rally against the mis-use of public money.

And once young, impulsive, and without direction, the online currency, bitcoin is about to grow up as talks begin with regulators and politicians in the US.

We hear why Canada's getting more competition in its mobile phone market.

The mass food giveaway in India - why the government is spending 18 billion dollars to subsidise rice and wheat - what will it mean for inflation?

Controversy in the Caribbean - does economic development in St Kitts come at the expense of traditional industry? We have a special report.

And our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway continues her war on business jargon.



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