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    The Business with George Lee Saturday 16 November 2013


    The Business

    A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with George Lee

    Backstop Economics

    On Thursday Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, announced the Government's decision to head back to the financial markets without any precautionary line of credit. To discuss the merits of this decision, we're joined by economist Dan McLaughlin and TD Shane Ross. First, Jorg Asmussen, Germany's representative on the board of the ECB, shares his thoughts.

    The Castlerea Man At The Top of Coca-Cola

    Irial Finan is a Castlerea man who has climbed to the top of one of the biggest corporate giants in the world, Coca-Cola. As Executive Vice President, he is responsible for managing a multi-billion dollar business. He joins us in studio.

    Hatching Twitter

    There were some very happy people at the headquarters of Twitter recently when the company was floated on the New York Stock exchange. In the process, some of the founders became instant billionaires while some got very little. Nick Bilton, author of "Hatching Twitter - A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal" explains why.

    Band Aid

    This week Paul McGuinness announced his decision to step down as manager of U2 after 35 years at the helm. But what about the younger managers of today? What sort of an industry are they entering into, and what do they need to do to survive? Liam Geraghty has been picking their brains to find out more..

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Whatever Happened To Corey Haim
      Composer: Deasy/thrills
      Performer(s): The Thrills
      Album: Whatever Happened To Corey Haim - Single, Emi, VSCDJ1876
      Duration: 0:03:32
    • Title: You Me
      Composer: Kaye/mccreith/roe
      Performer(s): Adebisi Shank
      Album: The New Breed (recordno: Cdnb1), Emi, CDNB1
      Duration: 0:03:04

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