North Korea purge: the economic impact

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Following the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle Jang Song-thaek by North Korea's government, Roger Hearing asks Jaspar Kim from Ewha Womans University what could be the impact on business in South Korea. Plus as Ireland prepares to exit the European bailout mechanism, Diarmaid Fleming reports from Athlone on how austerity measures have affected the Republic and asks whether the bailout exit will have any impact on ordinary people's lives. And guest Sean Turnell of Macquarie University joins Roger to discuss the rest of the day's stories including news of a tiny airline in Samoa which is charging passengers according to how much they weigh. Samoa Air's chief executive Chris Langton explains how the move has been so successful, he will now be able to buy another aircraft.

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Sat 14 Dec 2013 01:06 GMT

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