Marketplace PM for April 29, 2005

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The week on Wall Street

Time to check the week on Wall Street with stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson in Dallas.
Posted In: Wall Street

Vietnam: 30 years later

Tomorrow marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, and the end of the Vietnam War. But not the end of the Vietnam saga. 30 years on, the U-S is now one of the largest foreign investors in Vietnam. In fact, last year, trade between the U-S and Vietnam was worth $7-billion dollars.David Brown talks with Raymond Burghardt, ambassador to Vietnam from 2001 until last year.
Posted In: Canada

Wanted: The next "Q"

A high tech mastermind with a wild imagination. The mission: to develop James Bond-style equipment for spies. Discretion requested. Those interested should apply to Her Majesty's Government. What's this all about? From London, Marketplace's Stephen Beard has been gathering intelligence.
Posted In: Science

The rising Yuan

Today the Japanese yen rose to a one month high against the dollar. But what's driving that surge is "Made in China". Investors are betting that China's currency (the Yuan) is about to rise in value, taking the yen and other Asian currencies with it. Beijing has signaled it may be about to do what the US has been pressuring it to do for a while: revalue its currency. Is this a serious opportunity to take a position in the currency markets and make a bundle? Beijing Bureau Chief Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

The Plaza closes

F. Scott Fitzgerald waded fully clothed into its fountain. Frank Lloyd Wright and Judy Garland called it home. And of course there's Eloise, the fictional heroine who survived on its room service. Tomorrow the Plaza, one of New York's best known hotels, will shut its doors. And when it reopens sometime next year, it will be a very different place. Alisa Roth reports on why so many grand New York hotels are becoming very different places.