Dec 28, 2016

12/28/16: A look back at China’s economy

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To commit insider trading, you have to be on the inside — or hack your way into it. The U.S. has charged three Chinese traders for reportedly doing the latter. We'll look at the case, and also explore bitcoin's happy year and talk about China's financially not-so-happy one. 

 

 

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After Uber test drive, Arizona looking to attract more startups

Dec 28, 2016
Uber has moved its self-driving cars from California.
Pilot models of Uber self-driving cars.
ANGELO MERENDINO/AFP/Getty Images

Bitcoin's very happy 2016

Dec 28, 2016
The digital currency outperformed nearly every other investment asset.
Behold a pile of bitcoins.
George Frey/Getty Images

Can Finland sustain its current economic model?

Dec 28, 2016
Economic growth has been sluggish.
Tiina Vaahtio and Verna Vuoripuro both attend Aalto University's business school. Universities in Finland have already laid off staff, anticipating government funding cuts.
Sarah Gardner

Feds announce charges against Chinese hacker-insider traders

Dec 28, 2016
Hackers are finding new ways to profit.
Christiaan Colen/Flickr

12/28/16: Finland's social welfare state is shrinking

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Dec 28, 2016
Let's dive into holiday sales data: after a slow start this December, there are some indications that holiday sales went pretty well. And in the latest news about autonomous cars, Arizona has welcomed Uber's self-driving operation. What does the state gain from giving Uber the green light? Finally: a look at Finland's economic model, and why its government is looking to cut back on providing benefits.

To commit insider trading, you have to be on the inside — or hack your way into it. The U.S. has charged three Chinese traders for reportedly doing the latter. We’ll look at the case, and also explore bitcoin’s happy year and talk about China’s financially not-so-happy one. 

 

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC