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Plundering Despots

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 28 February 2014

Ukraine's new prime minister, Arseniy Yatseniuk, has complained that the ousted leader Victor Yanukovych plundered billions of dollars from state coffers. One of the world's leading authorities on financial crime, the author Jeffrey Robinson, gives us tips on how Kiev might go about getting it all back, using the examples of Mexico, and of Nigeria after President Sani Abacha.

Also, the BBC's Mark Gregory reports on the latest mobile phone industry gadgets heading to retail centres near you. And our regular columnist Jeremy Wagstaff, Thomson Reuters chief technology correspondent for Asia, tells us why he thinks $19bn was a reasonable price for Facebook's purchase of the social media messaging service Whatsapp.



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