Tuesday 24 January 2012
The International Monetary Fund has today issued a warning that the world's economy is "deeply into the danger zone" because of risks from the eurozone, predicting a reduced rate of growth in 2012 of 3.25%, down from 4%.
The growth forecast for the UK economy has been cut to 0.6% from 1.6%.
Tonight we'll be assessing just how bad the state of the economy is in, both in the short and long term and if there is any light at the end of the tunnel.
David Grossman examines the credibility of claims that an independent Scotland would be economically stronger than one under the Union and Jeremy has an interview with Alex Salmond.
Plus we have Jeremy's second film from China, this time looking at democracy and freedom against a backdrop of economic ascendancy.
And animated graphics exponent Hans Rosling takes us through his projections for the economic trajectory of both China and the UK.