Sabre-rattling over Syria causes market slide

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The possibility of internation intervention in Syria is having an effect on markets - we ask why.

Plus, India's Parliament passes a controversial bill to provide cheap food for 800m of its poorest people, but at a cost. And it also wants to spend billions of dollars on infrastructure projects. But can the stuttering economy afford it?

A diplomatic row has broken out over potash, after Belarus arrested a Russian executive following a business dispute. Disneyland on the Zambezi - we hear about a new tourist idea from Zimbabwe - and we get our dancing shoes on for a look at the business of Argentinian tango.

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