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Today: Friday 13th August

NHS trusts in England are thought to be paying back six times the original cost of hospitals built under the Private Finance Initiative. Eurozone countries are expected to show signs of economic growth. And Sir Philip Green talks about his new role as government efficiency guru.

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Business news with Nick Cosgrove: Friday boss Adam Crozier gives his analysis of the FA, Royal Mail and ITV.

BBC News has learnt that the NHS in England is expecting to pay £65bn for its new stock of hospitals built under the Private Finance Initiative. Roy Lilley, former head of an NHS Trust, and Julie Moore, chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, discuss whether the projects are good value for money.

As Pakistan's flood crisis continues, the southern part of the nation's most populous and economically important province is bearing the brunt of the disaster. Mike Wooldridge reports from the Punjab.

The Prime Minister has appointed retail billionaire Sir Philip Green to lead a review of government spending. He describes how he is going to approach his new job and responds to criticisms over his family's tax status.

Another UK holiday company has collapsed, leaving around 1200 customers stranded in Spain. The Independent's travel editor Simon Calder explains what happened to Birmingham based company Sun 4 U.

Unite union members have voted for industrial action against the airport operator BAA, which runs six airports, including Heathrow and Stansted. Industrial lawyer Steve Blunt analyses the possibility of success for negotiations scheduled for this weekend.

The sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness has claimed that the British and Irish governments are in contact with republican dissidents. Author and political activist Eamonn McCann and BBC reporter Peter Taylor debate whether talks could prevent future violence.

The paper review.

Former chief executive of the Football Association Adam Crozier says a "conflict of interests" is preventing the FA from working properly. Sports editor David Bond analyses whether his criticisms are accurate.

Thought for the Day with Catherine Pepinster, editor of the Tablet.

Figures out today are expected to show that the German economy grew at a staggering rate in the last three months. Former chief economist at Deutsche Bank Norbert Walter and Charles Dumas, of Lombard Street Research, discuss why Germany's economic success might be bad news for the UK.

Nato is concerned that an unfair portrayal of the situation in Afghanistan in the press has led to the decline in enthusiasm for Nato's mission. BBC correspondent Caroline Wyatt has travelled around Kabul, Helmand and the northern province of Balkh with Nato, to report on what they see as the good news from Afghanistan. Nato's senior civilian representative in Afghanistan Mark Sedwill discusses their success in the country.

A project to document the unique language and culture of a remote polar Inghuit community is being launched by the University of Cambridge. Dr Stephen Leonard explains why he is spending a year with one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes in Greenland.

The sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The Foreign Office says it is appalled by the purported confession broadcast on Iranian State Television by Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, whose sentencing to death by stoning caused an international outcry. Former British ambassador to Iran Sir Richard Dalton outlines his thoughts on the case.

Who is the best paid athlete in the history of sport? Forbes magazine says it is Tiger Woods but classics professor Peter Struck believes the Roman charioteers may have been paid the equivilant of billions of pounds.

Business news with Nick Cosgrove.

More than 50 protestors have been killed in clashes with the police on the streets of Indian administered Kashmir this summer. South Asia Correspondent Chris Morris reports on the ongoing dispute.

ITV is considering reducing its dependence on falling advertising revenues by introducing pay-TV. Media analyst Mathew Horsman analyses whether the move would make ITV a more viable business.

The government has recruited retail entrepreneur Philip Green to help in its spending review. Former chairman of Granada TV Sir Gerry Robinson and Professor Colin Talbot, of Manchester Business School, discuss whether there is a limit to what business can deliver for the state.



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