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A decisive week for the euro?

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Tuesday 31 July 2012

It's another big week of meetings in the eurozone, so what would it take to save the currency? Andrew Walker speaks to David Llewellyn, Vice Chairman of the Board of the Banking Stakeholder Group at the European Banking Authority. He's worked for the IMF and UK Treasury in the past and now he's Professor of Banking and Finance at Loughborough University.

The BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan reports from Bangladesh which is becoming an increasingly successful exporter. Compared with 1980, the economy is more than four and half times as large as it was. That owes a lot to the country's surging exports of textiles and clothing. There has been a key role in that success story for the port in the southern city of Chittagong, the departure point for much of the trade. The historic port celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. But as the country's economy continues to grow, Bangladesh's prime gateway to the world is facing new challenges.

Many people might wonder why we still put fax numbers on our business cards. But Mariko Oi reports from tech-savvy Japan where the fax is still a popular form of communication.

(A Bangladeshi boatman pushes a boat laden with sand across a channel in the port area of Chittagong, on January 1, 2009. Credit: AFP / Getty Images)


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