With Europe hogging the headlines, we look at that other potential crisis facing the global economy.
Global markets have been reacting to some alarming data recently emerging from China.
Could the engine of global growth itself be spluttering just as Europe threatens to stall altogether?
We hear from Dr. Wang Xiaobing, a lecturer in economics at the University of Manchester, and also from Mark Williams who is chief Asia economist at the UK consultancy, Capital Economics.
Separately we speak to Mark Anderson of Strategic News Services, the founder of the Future in Review Conference in California, which starts this week.
He tells us about the type of lateral thinking required to turn new innovations into technological gold.