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Last updated: 14 september, 2009 - 13:50 GMT

Aftershock: how well has the financial crisis been handled?

Elizabeth Rose of Lehman Brothers MarketMakers on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on 15 September 2008

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A poll commissioned by the BBC World Service has found strong support for governments to stimulate and regulate their national economies.

The survey of 22,000 people in 20 countries found that in 13 of them there was majority support for increased government spending to boost the economy.

The research was conducted by GlobeScan together with the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland.

The fieldwork was done between June and August.


President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

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The President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, lays the blame for the world's financial crisis at the feet of the world's richest nations.

In his view it was a lack of regulation in the developed countries and the rich few that caused suffering for the many poor. And that these countries can no longer be left to make decisions that affect the rest of the world.

Speaking exclusively for the BBC's Aftershock series, President Lula was asked what he thought were the factors leading up to the crisis?


a man is surrounded by photographers after leaving the Lehman Brothers headquarters carrying a box New York on 15 September 2008

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Over the past year, bankers have been blamed for much of the financial crisis.

But how does it look from the perspective of those working in the banks?

The BBC's Matt Wells reports from Wall Street.

First broadcast 13~14 September 2009

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