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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday May 23, 2014

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Round five of the EU-US talks are coming to an end.  But how have recent world events colored the conversation? And what’s at stake for US products like autos and natural gas? Plus,  back in the UK, we report on the history of the sewers of London and uncover their current plans to build a super sewer system there. Then later, we talk to the BBC’s Andrew Walker about David Cameron’s attempts to bring business from China to the UK and his goal of having London be one of the great capitals of Islamic Finance.

Segments From this episode

The pros and cons of transatlantic free trade

May 23, 2014
The trade deal could help auto sales but undermine environmental protections.

HP to layoff 16,000

May 23, 2014
That’s on top of tens of thousands of layoffs already announced.

Why London wants Chinese and Muslim investment

May 23, 2014
Can London hang on to its position as the heart of the global economy?

PODCAST: Can London always be a world finance capital?

May 23, 2014
Can London hang on to its position as the heart of the global economy?

London's sewers overflow about once a week

May 23, 2014
The good news is, sewers don't always smell so bad.

Round five of the EU-US talks are coming to an end.  But how have recent world events colored the conversation? And what’s at stake for US products like autos and natural gas? Plus,  back in the UK, we report on the history of the sewers of London and uncover their current plans to build a super sewer system there. Then later, we talk to the BBC’s Andrew Walker about David Cameron’s attempts to bring business from China to the UK and his goal of having London be one of the great capitals of Islamic Finance.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC