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Bank Raids and Gatsby Wealth

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 11 May 2013

We hear how criminals in the United States stole 45 million dollars by hacking into a debit card database, in what's being described as one of the biggest bank heists ever.

Anthropologist Gordon Mathews is our guest in our Hong Kong Studio. He tells us why China's reputation for producing cheap knock-offs of consumer goods is no bad thing - because it proves globalisation is having an impact.

Millions of people in Africa are being ripped off - deprived of what should be their birthright. That's according to a report published today by Kofi Annan's Africa Progress Panel.

The Great Gatsby is a tale of jazz era excess. The anti-hero of the book Jay Gatsby is fabulously wealthy - richer than God. But we hear why his wealth simply doesn't add up.

Plus, we take a relaxed look back at the finacial headlines of the week.



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