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Out to Lunch?
Desk sandwich or boozy meal? Business Daily's Ed Butler dissects the business lunch, and asks whether the demise of the fancy client meal is a good thing. Elizabeth Hotson reports on the sobering change in Western lunchtime practices over the last generation, while Steve Evans describes how Koreans have had to start keeping their restaurant trips within a tightly regulated budget. Plus, Florida-based etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore explains why holding your fork the wrong way could cost you that all-important business deal. (Picture: Waiter serving wine to businessmen in restaurant; Credit: Michael Blann/Getty Images)
The Business of Fake News
Distributing fake news is a business; there's money to be made from getting people to click on invented stories online. But while fake news may be new to the political game, it's old hat in financial markets where rumours are sometimes spread to make a quick profit. We speak to Dr Bernie Hogan, an internet sociologist from the Oxford Internet Institute, about defining what fake news is and Chris Scott, partner at the law firm Schillings in London, tells us what the regulation of financial markets can teach us about clamping down on fake news. Plus, the former advertising expert turned comedian Radika Vaz in Mumbai, on why it's so very difficult to wean yourself off social media. (Photo credit: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)
When Martin Posed As Nicole At Work...
If you do a Google search on peer-reviewed studies about sexism in the workplace, you'll get pages and pages of results. But none of those research papers have quite had the impact of an experiment on sexism at work that two colleagues stumbled into by accident. We speak to Nicole Hallberg, a freelance blogger and copywriter in the US, and Martin Schneider, now a writer and editor at Front Row Central, about what happened when they swapped email signatures by mistake back in 2014. The story has only came to light in the past few weeks after Martin tweeted about it, tweets which have since gone viral. Plus, with a week to go until the UK triggers Article 50, the formal process which will lead to the country's departure from the European Union, the BBC's Matthew Price reports on what Brexit means for data privacy in the UK. (Photo credit: HOWARD GEORGE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY)
End of the Liberal World Trade Order?
As the US vetoes a reference to free trade in a G20 communique, we speak to Megan Greene, managing director and chief economist for Manulife Asset Management, about what this means for the world trading order as we know it. Also, the BBC's Rahul Tandon reports from Kolkata where India's iconic Ambassador car is set for a new lease on life after its production was taken over by France's Peugeot. And our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times considers how bereavement made her re-examine her career in journalism. (Picture: Donald Trump speaks to auto workers in Michigan with banner behind him reading “Buy American – Hire American”; Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Stealing London's Crown
Today we run our own beauty contest to consider the five alluring contestants from across Europe aiming to tantalise London's financial elite. But as Dublin, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Luxembourg slip into their best swimsuits and evening wear, we ask whether it's even a good thing that London gets dismantled as a financial centre after Brexit. Even the German Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, has suggested that may be a bad thing for Europe as a whole. Like so many beauty contests, will this one end in tears (and not in a good way). We hear from Frankfurt and Paris, and speak to two experts on high finance and economics: the head of the Berlin stock exchange, Artur Fischer, and Youssef Cassis, a professor of economic history at the European University Institute in Florence. Also in the programme, Jeremy Wagstaff of Reuters considers the extent to which technology companies now retain more access to our smart devices than many of us may realise, or want. (Picture: Two young women take a selfie photo with the Frankfurt skyline behind them; Credit: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)