11 Feb Iran's Revolution 40 Years On
Forty years since the Iranian revolution, we assess the health of Iran's economy. Dr Sanam Vakil is a Middle East expert at the research group Chatham House, and tells us how much of an impact sanctions are having on the country. Also in the programme, an outbreak of equine flu has caused a shutdown of British horseracing. Lucinda Russell is a Scottish horse trainer who trained the winner of the 2017 Grand National, One For Arthur, and describes the financial fallout of the move. As the UK strikes a deal to ensure preferential trading terms with Switzerland after Brexit, Carsten Nickel of the consultancy Teneo describes the $40bn trading relationship between the two countries. Our reporter, Elizabeth Hotson, heads to Cologne, Germany, to the ISM Sweets and Snacks Fair, to find out why sales are still booming in spite of advice to cut back on sugar. Plus our workplace commentator, Peter Morgan, looks at the declining popularity of neckwear in the office.