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Podcast Special: Euro Crisis Contagion

Kai Ryssdal Nov 2, 2011
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Podcast Special: Euro Crisis Contagion

Kai Ryssdal Nov 2, 2011
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For months, Marketplace has brought you comprehensive reports on the sovereign debt crisis that brought Europe and its common currency to the brink.

Last week, the European Union announced a deal with banks and Eurozone nations that it says will solve the crisis. This week, the G-20 gathers to discuss whether that deal does enough, and what else needs to be done. Because whatever German Chancellor Angela Merkel or French President Nicolas Sarkozy might say, Europe is still in trouble.

Those troubles are affecting people and businesses in Africa, China, in the U.S. — wherever Europe does its buying or selling.

To get a feel for how Europe’s problems are plaguing the rest of the world, we teamed up with the BBC World Service to bring you a special broadcast, co-hosted by Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal, and Justin Rowlat, host of the BBC’s Business Daily.

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