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Are we doomed?

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 01 June 2012

Wrap up warm, it's going to get very chilly indeed. One of the world's best-known purveyors of economic gloom, Swiss investor Marc Faber, gives us his blunt weather forecast.

Also the Danish economist Niels Thygesen, who helped formulate the original design of the the European single currency tells us he still wishes Denmark had joined the euro back at the start - despite the crisis since.

And in the wake of a bribery scandal in Mexico involving the US superstore giant Walmart, the BBC's Will Grant reflects on the shadow world of the gestor - the man you pay in Latin America to get things done.

(Image: Euro notes. Credit: Reuters)

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