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Business Matters - Corruption in Construction

Why backhanders and bribery in the building trade are rife according to a new study. Plus what is it like to be job hunting in Mississippi, America's poorest state?

Why backhanders and bribery in the building trade are rife in many parts of the world according to a new study. The pace of job creation in the world's biggest economy has slowed again. We find out what it's like to be job hunting in Mississippi, America's poorest state. And, better working conditions for Bangladesh - a multi-million pound plan to improve standards in factories is launched but why are unions unconvinced? Dangerous bubbles or a sign of growth? Why house price rises are getting some economists hot under the collar. Plus cashing in on cashews - how the farmers of Ghana are hoping they could be as valuable a crop for them as cocoa. Also, as the latest battle in the tablet wars commences - we look at what the future holds for tech fans. And, who is competing to be the funniest person on Wall Street at a new comedy night in New York?

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 1:06AM Wed, 23 Oct 2013
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 1:06AM Wed, 23 Oct 2013
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  • Duration 55 minutes

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