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World economy on the brink?

World economy on the brink?


The world is facing possibly its worst financial crisis since the 1920's.

An investor reacts as he monitors the share index at a private stock market gallery

It has seen the collapse or takeover of a number of world famous financial institutions and now the US government is debating a $700bn bail-out plan.

BBC News chairs a the World Economy on the Brink? debate to discuss the origins of the crisis, consider who might be to blame and look at possible solutions.

The discussion will be chaired by Andrew Neil and will feature leading members of the financial world including:

George Magnus, senior economic adviser, UBS

Ken Courtis, former vice chairman of Goldman Sachs, Asia

Terry Smith, chairman Collins Stewart investment banking group

Robert Peston, BBC business editor.

Listen (60 mins)
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