Marketplace for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008
The number of millionaires in China has doubled in just six years to 300,000. And there are now 106 billionaires. For those with a fistful of dollars, there are plenty of people to show them how to spend it. Scott Tong took a trip to a trade fair featuring the finer things.
Kai Ryssdal reviews listener letters on health care, immigration, auto electronics, bowl games and, uh, his singing voice.
Noor Islamic Bank, half-owned by the Dubai government, opened its doors this weekend. Its chief executive says he's going on a multibillion-dollar spending spree to corner the market on lending to the world's 1.8 Muslims. Jill Barshay reports.
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Demand for video-on-demand may be around the corner, if this year's Consumer Electronics Show is a guide. Comcast, Microsoft and perhaps Apple are involved in video distribution deals. Matthew Garrahan of the Financial Times discusses the details with Kai Ryssdal.