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In normal times, central banks just call each other once in a while. Not right now.
Mar 24, 2023

In normal times, central banks just call each other once in a while. Not right now.

No, right now, central banks around the world have moved to a second level of coordination. All of the economic jitters have more people around the world turning to U.S. dollars for investment security. That rapid flow of dollars can upset the balance, and so the Federal Reserve has had to step in and manage things more carefully. Plus, what's referred to as "China's Davos" is underway, but fewer business leaders from the U.S. will be in attendance. Also, protests in France over pension overhauls reach a fever pitch. And, how long until lab-grown meat hits the grocery store shelves?

Segments From this episode

So is the banking mess over yet? We're keeping an eye on Germany.

Christopher Low, chief economist at FHN Financial, explains what’s going on with European bank stocks drooping today.

Cultivated meat is on the horizon, but has long way to go before it hits grocery shelves

Mar 24, 2023
The FDA has approved a chicken product grown this way by California-based company Good Meat. It’s only the second company to get that agency’s green light.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a cultivated chicken meat grown by California-based Good Meat.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer/Director
Jarrett Dang Digital Producer (gone fishing)
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC