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Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:06pmFIFA is coming under pressure from its sponsors, following allegations of corruption at football's governing body. But how many of those sponsors will actually pull out of their deals with the organisation? We hear from Jamie Fuller, chief executive of sports clothing brand SKINS, which is part of a campaign to reform FIFA. Greenpeace in India had its bank accounts frozen in April after a leaked intelligence report claimed the campaign group was unpatriotic and bad for the economy. The freeze was temporarily removed this week, but Areeba Hamid, a Greenpeace campaigner, tells us how its operations have been affected in the country. Australia's richest woman, the mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has lost control of the family's multi-billion dollar trust, following an acrimonious battle with her own children. And a service that blocks adverts from appearing on your phone or computer has won a second court case in five weeks defending its product. We speak to Ben Williams, from AdBlock Plus.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 5:10pmThe football world reels after fourteen individuals associated with FIFA, the sport's world governing body, are arrested on charges of bribery spanning 24 years. We ask how FIFA President Sepp Blatter can withstand the shock, and how the body's sponsors might act after the news. Plus the markets with Doug McIntyre of 24/7 Wall Street.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:07pmTop Fifa executives have been arrested on corruption charges. We ask how sponsors of football worldwide will react. We produce enough food for everyone on the planet, so why do so many still go hungry? We talk to Jomo Kwame Sundaram, who helped author a new UN report considering the one in nine people globally who can't get the food they need. And we hear from Heidi Chow from campaign group Global Justice Now about its concerns over corporate involvement in the food chain. Plus, Britain's new government has officially launched its challenge to how the European Union is run. Our regular economic commentator Roger Bootle gives us his take on plans outlined today. And as energy companies cut costs because of lower oil prices, our Middle East Business Correspondent Mark Lobel considers the impact on smaller firms in the region.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:06pmThe first person to be brought to trial for his alleged involvement in the Libor-rigging scandal is accused of acting dishonestly and with greed in the opening day of the trial, and Time Warner Cable merges with Charter in a deal worth over $78bn. Plus a look at the markets with Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading in Chicago.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 12:08pmThe US retailer bows to anger over how much tax it pays in Europe. Vocal critic Margaret Hodge of the UK Parliament's Public Accounts Committee welcomes a move that will see the company pay tax in the UK and other European countries, rather than diverting sales through low-tax Luxembourg. Also in the programme, as anti-austerity parties gain new ground in Spain, we hear about Ada Colau, the woman who went from street protester to major political force. As India's heatwave claims more lives, in some places people are being told not to work between 10am and 4pm. But the BBC's Zubair Ahmed explains that's advice that many of the country's poorest people just can't afford to take. And in New York, we ask whether the city's 'hydroponic' urban farms can teach global agriculture a lesson in how to use less water. Plus, no laughing matter - the buskers of Oxford are in revolt, after being threatened with a $1,500 fine for failing to smile.