The real state of the Syrian economy

As president Obama builds support for missile strikes on Syria we discover how earlier economic attacks have missed their target. Syrian President Bashar Al Assad insists his country's economy is sound so we've got a forensic economist to investigate the real state of the Syrian economy.

Meanwhile Europeans are increasingly asking what's the point of being part of the European Union? We're in Norway to ask what the land of woolly sweaters and pickled herring can teach fellow Europeans about life outside the EU.

Plus we'll be wrist-testing the world's first smart watches - or at least speculating about whether this new species of digital device will enrich our lives.

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Wed 4 Sep 2013 07:32 GMT

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