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European Carmakers React to Trump Tariff Threat

At the Geneva Motor Show carmakers have been responding to the threat of new US tariffs.

At the Geneva Motor Show carmakers have been responding to the threat of new US tariffs. The BBC's Theo Leggett has been talking to the bosses of several European car firms. Also in the programme, the toymaker Lego has admitted it has made too many bricks. Chief executive Niels Christiansen explains what's behind the first annual sales and profit fall at the firm since 2004. After a significant week of developments on the road to Brexit, we consider the prospects for a satisfactory deal between the UK and EU with economists Roger Bootle of Capital Economics, and Sebastian Dullien of the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. We have a report from northern Sweden exploring how helpful a national propensity towards humility is, when it comes to business success. Plus the French musician Jean-Michel Jarre, who is president of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, tells us why he thinks more needs to be done to protect the interests of composers in the era of music streaming online.

(Picture: The Geneva Motor Show. Picture credit: Getty Images.)

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