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Keeping track of the money

May 20, 2005
Today on our series "Think Global", the folks with the green eyeshades. With a global economy come goods, services, and money moving across borders. Keeping track of that money is maybe the most basic requirement accountants have. And Tom Jones, the Vice Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, says keeping track of the money...is ALL ABOUT money.
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CEOs in China

May 19, 2005
The U.S. Treasury Department today named a special envoy to China. Washington's trying to press Beijing to adopt economic reforms and a more flexible currency. Meanwhile, back in Beijing, about 500 chief executives and other businessmen hob-nobbed at the Global Forum, staged by Fortune magazine. It's a big enough deal that China's president took time to drop by. He told the CEO's that China's growing economic power is a benign force for global prosperity. Commentator and trade expert Clyde Prestowitz says it's time for CEOs to form a force of their own.
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Fleet Street's new bankers

May 19, 2005
All week long, we're examining the financial world with a wide-angle lens. Today, our 'think global' series takes us to the world's biggest center of international finance. And no, it's not Wall Street. It's much closer to Fleet Street, at least geographically. Back when Britain ruled the waves, many of the strings were pulled by bankers in the City of London. The spiritual descendants of those bowler-hatted bankers still run the city today. But as Marketplace's Stephen Beard tells us, their accents aren't what they used to be.
Posted In: Canada
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French resistance

May 19, 2005
In this morning's edition of Public Radio's "Think Global" series, we examine a country with serious reservations about a global economy: France. A referendum there this weekend will give the French the opportunity to vent their concerns about America's free market approach to doing business.
Posted In: Canada
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Trusting the U.S.

May 18, 2005
Host David Brown talks to global business guru and professor Prabhu Guptara about what the rest of the world thinks of American business practices.
Posted In: Canada
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Airlines & competition

May 18, 2005
Business travelers are taking a harder look at the bottom line when they fly. That's forced airlines to cut costs. But one place they're not trimming back are the posh travelers' clubs at airports. Curt Nickish explains why. Then, airline cost cutting has left some empty gates at airports. And as Marketplace's Savvy Traveler Rudy Maxa tells us, that's led to more competition... and lower fares.
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Think Global: Ethics

May 18, 2005
American businesses can pledge to behave ethically. But when they have an office in a country in different laws and customs, doing the right thing isn't always so clear-cut. Marketplace's Bob Moon gives us some examples in this installment of the Public Radio series, "Think Global."
Posted In: Canada
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Midwest land grab

May 17, 2005
A century and a half ago, the Homestead Act used the promise of free land to lure settlers to the Great Plains. Now descendants of those settlers are leaving the region in droves. So, some towns in the region are trying to reverse depopulation with, once again, free land. Curt Nickisch reports from the town of Crosby in remote North Dakota.
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Marketplace letters for May 17, 2005

May 17, 2005
Host David Brown dips into the Marketplace mailbag. What are listeners responding to?
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Global misfits

May 17, 2005
In China, multinational companies are scrambling to hire Chinese nationals who've studied overseas or worked in foreign offices. Beijing Bureau Chief Jocelyn Ford reports globalization is forcing foreign companies to adopt both the good -- and bad -- of American business practices.
Posted In: Canada

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