Italy's Political Crisis Shakes Markets

Listen in pop-out player

Italian stocks fell and the country's cost of borrowing rose today after the former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi threatened to bring down the government - we find out whether Italy's political crisis is spiralling into financial meltdown. And, the clock is ticking on America's budget battle, can Republicans and Democrats agree a spending plan without forcing a government shutdown at midnight tonight? Plus, why so many Austrians are fed-up with the single currency and Europe.

Available now

29 minutes

Last on

Mon 30 Sep 2013 16:32 GMT

Download the Podcast


Listen to the latest editions of World Business Report

Should the UK stay in the EU?

EU flag Brussels

Leading politicians and business experts explore both sides...

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss