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Today: Monday 12th September

Banks are awaiting publication of a report which will call for high street operations to be split from their riskier investment banking arms. Also in today's programme, why Australia's wines have fallen out of favour.

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Business news with Adam Shaw. As the final report from the Independent Commission on Banking is to be published, Adam is joined by Simon Maughan, banking expert at MF Global, and Dr Andrew Lilico, director of Europe economics. The markets guest is Justin Urquhart Stewart, director of Seven Investment Management, and Mike Saunders, of Hibernia Atlantic is in to explain their latest project of laying cables under the ocean for faster trading.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

How did the events of 9/11 affect the Muslim community and attitudes to it? Ed Husain was an extremist but has since set up the counter-extremist think tank the Quilliam Foundation and is now senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, has seen both sides and tries to answer that question.

Police in Bedfordshire say they have released 24 men, allegedly held as captives, some for up to 15 years. Local MP Andrew Selous reacts to the discovery.

The prime minister of Turkey meets the new leaders of Egypt later. Yossi Mekelberg, of the Chatham House foreign affairs think tank, outlines the view that the Israeli government will be watching with some trepidation.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The TUC congress opens today. Mark Serwotka of the Commercial and Public Services Union looks back at the clashes between the government and the unions, and Dave Prentis of Unison explains whether taking to the streets would change the government's plans.

Australian wines are facing their worst slowdown for 15 years as the strength of the Australian dollar pushes up prices. Phil Mercer reports from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

The final report of Sir John Vickers' Independent Commission on Banking is expected to recommend breaking up the banks - separating retail from investment banking and for institutions to hold more capital against money they have lent. Business editor Robert Peston examines the report's findings.

A review of the papers.

What are the effects on a child going into day care? Dr Aric Sigman, a fellow of the Society of Biology, author of a recent study showing the negative aspects of it, and the Day Care Trust's Kate Groucutt, debate the issue.

Thought for The Day with the religious commentator Clifford Longley.

As David Cameron heads to Russia to improve relations with the country, there are growing calls for him to raise the question of corruption, as well as bringing the people responsible for the murder of Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 by radioactive poisoning to justice. David Clark, a former Foreign Office special adviser and chair of the Russia Foundation, and Sir Rodric Braithwaite, former British ambassador to Moscow, examine the current tensions between the countries.

The final report of Independent Commission on Banking, set up last year to find ways of avoiding the need for taxpayers to bail out failing banks in the future, is to be published. Its author Sir John Vickers explains the "fundamental and far-reaching" changes proposed in this report.

The Foreign Office is to spend more money on language training for diplomats. Professor David Bellos, director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University, and Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, who was British ambassador in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel, examine the diplomatic importance of mastering a foreign language.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

The TUC believes it is leading the fight against what it calls the government's "brutal agenda" of spending cuts. TUC general secretary Brendan Barber explains its role in the anti-cuts coalition.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The Greek government has introduced a new property tax to raise two billion euros as part of the spending squeeze forced on the country by its international lenders and the leaders of the eurozone. The BBC's Europe editor Gavin Hewitt questions whether it is enough.

Two years after the Slavery Act came into force, five people have been charged under the act with slavery offences. It is alleged that 24 men have been held in virtual captivity in Bedfordshire, forced to work and live in filthy conditions. Dr Aidan McQuade, director of Anti-Slavery International, looks at the charges.

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the peace treaty with Egypt still stands, although the situation had been "very near disaster". Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen examines the strained relationship between the two neighbours.

Will the banking reforms proposed by Sir John Vickers help or hinder the economy? The economist Professor Tim Congdon, and Gavin Hayes of the pressure group Compass debate if the report addresses the right problem.



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