Nov 2, 2011

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Today's show was the product of a collaboration with the BBC World Service show Business Daily. We took a closer look at how the debt crisis in Europe is affecting people and businesses elsewhere in the world, in places in Africa, South America and the U.S.

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How China benefits and suffers from Europe's woes

Nov 1, 2011
Chinese companies that depend on Europe to buy their goods are suffering. But Europe's problems have given other Chinese firms the chance to catch up to the West.

Eurozone problems flatten flower markets

Nov 1, 2011
L.A.'s flower market is one of the biggest in the world, but it's suffering thanks to the euro crisis -- as uncertain shoppers cut back and uncertain wholesalers order less.

Africa's European problem

Nov 2, 2011
African nations with trading relationships with Europe are troubled by the eurozone crisis, but the biggest casualty could be African monetary union.

Argentina's post-default recovery

Nov 2, 2011
Argentina defaulted on its debt in 2002. A decade later, the country is back on its feet, thanks in no small part to the lowly soy bean.
A worker controls as a hopper wagon unloads soybean into his truck in a field in the locality of Perez Millan, 200 km from Buenos Aires, on April 3, 2008. Argentina is the world's leading exporter of oil and oilseed meal and the third in soybeans.
DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images

Seven years of lean

Nov 2, 2011
PIMCO's Bill Gross says it took us more than seven years to get into this mess, and it'll take just as long to get out of it.

Crisis means less for traders and shoppers

Nov 2, 2011
The U.K. isn't in the eurozone, but the effects of the euro crisis are hitting London's street markets, and the wallets of the people who shop there.

Today's show was the product of a collaboration with the BBC World Service show Business Daily. We took a closer look at how the debt crisis in Europe is affecting people and businesses elsewhere in the world, in places in Africa, South America and the U.S.

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