France Presidential Race: Fillon Wins Conservative Candidacy

Francois Fillon is to be the conservative candidate in next year's French presidential election after his rival Alain Juppe admitted defeat. So what comes next and what's this going to mean for business and the economy? We hear from Sophie Pedder, the Economist's correspondent in Paris.

Our regular commentator Michael Hughes tell us that the big stories ahead are going to be related to consumer and business confidence - two forces pulling in opposite directions.

As part of the MiSK Hackathon, young technology experts in Riyadh and London in the UK have spent the weekend linked up by satellite looking for business start up ideas to solve medical problems. We speak to participant Monira Alhasan and we also hear from the UK's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Simon Collis.

A number corporate scandals having recently surfaced in South Korea, Rita Trehan, strategic workplace advisor to some of the biggest companies in the world, says they're the result of corporate culture.

The death of the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro's has left people around the world arguing about his economic legacy. The BBC's economics correspondent Andrew Walker looks at Castro's economic record.

Picture description: Francois Fillon candidate for the right-wing primaries ahead of the French 2017 presidential election
Photo credit: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images

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