Banking on a crisis?
Professor of International Banking at the University of Southampton Richard Werner talks about the risk of another banking crisis, as banks sag under the weight of sovereign debt.
Banks typically carry a great deal of their own government's loans on their books. There are lingering concerns that some European governments could still default on their debt, so the jitters are weighing on balance sheets.
And why Dutch life sciences company DSM feeds malnourished schoolchildren in Bangladesh to build a customer base for the future. The company is helping fill the gap left by governments, which are expected to fall short of their Millennium Development Goals on poverty and disease.
Plus why Japanese electronics companies are having to reinvent themselves to boost exports.