Sea of red for global markets

Global stockmarkets have fallen, led by a huge 7% plunge on the main exchange in Japan. The BBC's new chief business correspondent Linda Yueh explains how uncertainty over the money printing programmes in Japan and the US are contributing to the drops. Also we ask whether a pledge of $1bn in developmental aid from the World Bank could help the Great Lakes region - and in particular the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. Leaders from several Latin American economies are meeting to try and cement a free trade zone - we ask how feasible the EU model is for the Pacific Rim. And can the Swiss hold on to its famed banking model amidst the furore over tax avoidance and evasion?

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Thu 23 May 2013 19:32 GMT

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