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Bangkok Protests

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 14 January 2014

The latest from Bangkok, where anti-government protesters have vowed to bring the city to a standstill. And, Google pays more than $3 billion for a thermostat manufacturer. Does this mark the dawn of the smart home?

Also, behavioural economist professor Dan Ariely discusses why we lie to ourselves. The Economist's Asia Editor, Simon Long, on the upcoming elections in Indonesia. And, Rahul Tandon is in Calcutta with all the latest business news from the Indian subcontinent.

Plus, why has the theft of a single tiny flower caused such a stir? Because its among the most endangered plants on the planet - and it was stolen from the hothouse at London's Royal Botanic Garden. And, the best and worst of idiotic office jargon with our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times.


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