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Duration: 30 minutes

There is a profound shift in the global balance of power. In the developing economies of Asia, Africa and South America billions are emerging from poverty, moving to cities and becoming consumers with new expectations, ambitions and political demands. We will meet the New Middle Class in all corners of the globe and hear from them directly while also finding out what are the forces behind this change and how will it impact on the world we all live in. Their emergence comes as the established economies of North America and Europe buckle under immense pressures. Will the New Middle Class compound the problems of these countries or could these massive new markets offer a salvation?

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Sun 4 Aug 2013 15:30 GMT BBC World News

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