RBS is a state-controlled British bank facing legal action over its role in the Libor rate-rigging scandal, but it may still find the cash to hand out some hefty bonuses to its staff. We'll be hearing the arguments. And - with Google's first ever map of the place - we'll be finding out how you can find your way round North Korea.
As Egypt's economy continues to suffer, we hear from a businesswoman who says things were better before the revolution. Also in the programme we ask former Irish PM John Bruton - associated with Ireland's pre-bust Celtic Tiger days - whether he has any regrets. Why shale gas extraction could be extremely wasteful - and regular commentator Lucy Kellaway tells us how becoming a parent can change how bosses treat their workers.
The UK's latest statistics for GDP make depressing reading. They point to a country on the brink of a treble-dip recession. And yet Britain's Finance Minister says there's no alternative to austerity. Is he right? Not everyone thinks so - especially those people who can't find a job. Also is the Italia about to come out of Alitalia? Can the airline stay Italian? And we chew the fat over whether Britain could say arrivederci to the EU.
Britain's prime minister, David Cameron has upset some EU leaders, with his proposal for a referendum on EU membership. But Germany's Angela Merkel, seems to be taking it calmly. The governor of Nigeria's central bank tells us he'd like to see a regional currency, like the euro, for western Africa. And country music goes uptown: how Nashville's best are hitting the Big Apple.
Britain's prime minister David Cameron has pledged a popular vote which could see the country leaving the European Union. We ask what it could mean for business - and whether Europe will allow a change in the relationship. Plus will a new tech hub in Kenya be Africa's answer to Silicon Valley - and we test the mood at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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