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Russia and London: The ties that bind

May 19, 2014
What does Russian corruption have to do with London's rising home prices?
Posted In: Investing, Russia, London, banking

One rich Londoner unconcerned by wealth gap

May 19, 2014
Researchers say the wealth gap between rich and poor in London is growing.
Posted In: wine, wealth gap

The income gap in the developed world. Where's it biggest?


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May 19, 2014

Archaeology and business in London's 'Big Dig'

May 16, 2014
A new rail line being built in London is Europe's biggest construction project.
Posted In: London

Marketplace heads to London

May 16, 2014
Check out what's ahead in our report from across the Atlantic.
Posted In: London

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During our week in London broadcasting from the BBC, David Brancaccio and the Morning Report team will explore the growing income inequality in the U.K. in general, and in London in particular. The numbers are pretty staggering… the five wealthiest people in the U.K. have more money than the poorest 20 percent. The average salary is $44,000 while the wealthy elite are seeing their salaries grow by an average of $40,000 a year. Inequality is costing the U.K. more than $60 billion dollars a year. By 2020, an estimated 800,000 children will be living below the poverty line.