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Capitalism on Trial

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 20, 2008

Is capitalism taking a pounding as Western nations try to handle the global financial crisis?

On Thursday, Riz Khan speaks to economist Robert Shiller, the best-selling author of The Subprime Solution, in which he charts the origins of the ongoing crisis and calls for an aggressive solution.

Mark Bloomfield, the president and CEO of the American Council for Capital Formation, also joins the show.

Sources:

Al Jazeera: http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/insidestory/2008/10/200810161365822531.html

Riz Khan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W646OE1W1UM

Riz Khan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlf1mEp5i0o

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Jitters in Japanese stock markets

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 9, 2008

After the Nikkei Index dropped more than 9 per cent on October 7, Japanese investors remain jittery about whether a worldwide, co-ordinated cut in interest-rates will shore up the markets and whether the US bank bailout will do any good.

Japan’s banks are in pretty good shape: they’ve been through something like this once before – in the late 1980s and early 1990s when a bubble in Japanese real estate popped.

But, as David Hawkins reports, that’s small comfort and hasn’t kept the diseased US economy from infecting the Japanese stock market.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOEdxtQ-AWQ

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