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    The Business with George Lee Saturday 22 June 2013

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    Euro Deal

    This week, European Union Finance Ministers tried to figure out how to close banks without calling on the tax payer to foot the bill. Our own Finance Minister Michael Noonan chaired the marathon talks in Luxembourg without any real breakthrough. Joining us in studio are the Economics Editor of the Irish Times, Dan O'Brien and Ann Cahill, Europeen Correspondent with the Irish Examiner.

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    Mobile Movement

    The company behind mobile operator 3 Ireland is set to buy its rival 02 Ireland. Spain's Telefonica is cash strapped and looking to sell 02 Ireland to help reduce massive debts. If 3 buys 02, it will move from being a mobile minnow to big fish. Adrian Weckler, Technology Editor with the Sunday Business Post tells us more.

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    John Mullins, Entrepreneur

    John Mullins was at the helm of Bord Gais for 5 years but then left and decided to leave to follow his dream. He says he's an entrepreneur at heart. And he joins us in studio to tell us what it's like to go from running a company of 1000 to just 20.

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    The China Dream

    China's growth has been called an "economic miracle" but the downturn in the West's has had an impact. Now there are massive changes planned for China to grow its own customers with the creation of a new middle class. Joining us in studio are Professor Jerusha McCormack, Professor at the Beijing Foreign Studies University and Eoin McDonnell, China Analyst at the Institute of International and European Affairs.

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    Everyone's a Critic

    How many of us will buy a camera or go out for a meal after reading a great review online? In the hospitality sector, online review sites have revolutionised the industry but some critics say they are open to manipulation. So who do you believe? Here to talk about online feedback are Ronan Morris, Managing Director of QT Comments, and journalist Edel Coffey.

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