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Argentina and China worry global markets

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 25 January 2014

There've been falls on Wall Street and stockmarkets elsewhere over the health of emerging economies, after Argentina's central bank stopped trying to prop up its currency and traders worried about slowing growth in China. We hear more about Argentina's difficulties as the peso tumbles in value. The head of Microsoft International Jean-Philippe Courtois talks to us about the company's forays into tablets and search and says it isn't trying to do too much. And we hear about the ongoing controversy in Taiwan over closer trade links with China. Plus the row over photoshopped US actress Lena Dunham and the 'ghost ship' that could be heading towards the British Isles. We're joined live from Washington by US economist Peter Morici.


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