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Anglo Irish Bank Former Chairman Acquitted
A judge has ordered the acquittal of the former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank. Sean FitzPatrick's trial was the longest in Irish history, as Dearbhail McDonald, business editor of the Irish Independent newspaper, explains. Also in the programme, the ratings agency Moody's has downgraded China's credit rating, over fears of ballooning debt levels carried by state-owned companies. We get analysis from our regular economic commentator, Roger Bootle of Capital Economics. Delivery riders for food delivery company Deliveroo are bringing a case against the company to seek union recognition. The BBC's Simon Gompertz is across the story for us. A foundation stone has been laid in Kenya for what will become Africa's tallest building, as the BBC's Michael Kaloki reports. Plus it's back to the future as an old Nokia handset has been relaunched. We ask Ben Wood from CCS Insight if it's part of a new trend for retro technology.
Wall St Update
Security questions remain after the Manchester Arena attack
The Security Challenge of Policing Big Events
After the terror attack on a Manchester concert venue, we hear about the challenge of providing security for big events from Steve Blake, a British expert in event security. The White House reveals plans for big cuts in government spending. But who will feel the pain and will Congress agree? We speak to Romina Boccia, deputy director of the right of centre Washington think tank, the Heritage Foundation. The US government files a lawsuit against the car maker Fiat Chrysler, accusing it of trying to fool emissions tests. We get the latest from the BBC's Theo Leggett. We cross to the west African nation of Ivory Coast and to the BBC's Tamasin Ford who reports on pay protests by soldiers. The right to recline on a plane; what would you want in return if that right was taken away? We hear from Professor Christopher Buccafusco at New York's Cardozo Law School. And for news from the financial markets, we speak to Brian Tora at the stockbroker J M Finn.
Wall Street Update
As Ford gets a new CEO what impact has the change had on its share price?
Ford Appoints New Chief Executive
Ford has replaced its chief executive following a major reshuffle at the US car giant. Dr Mattias Holweg of the Said Business School at Oxford University considers the legacy left by outgoing boss Mark Fields. Also in the programme, Facebook's internal rules for regulating content on the site have been leaked. Adam Hildreth is chief executive of Crisp Thinking, which moderates sites for hundreds of organisations, and tells us what he makes of the internal rulebook. On a visit to Israel, President Donald Trump has said he sees an opportunity to bring peace to the Middle East. We ask Oded Rose, chief executive of the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce whether business can help foster ties between Israelis and Palestinians. We discuss the Green Party's manifesto ahead of next month's UK general election, with Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley. Plus Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times takes inspiration from a new a degree course to 'call BS' on some especially grating nonsense from the corporate world.
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