April 8th, 2015
Episode 210 of 708 episodes
Today the Greek prime minister is travelling to Moscow for talks with Russia, despite the country being shunned by other western nations for its alleged involvement in the Ukraine conflict. Is a Greek exit from the euro actually getting closer than we think? Lena Komileva of the economic analytics group, G+ Economics, thinks so. But multi-millionaire investor Paul Kazarian sees it differently. He thinks this entire crisis would be seen very differently if only we understood the numbers. Thanks to bad accountancy, the head of investment firm, Japonica Partners, which is thought to have billions invested in Greek stocks and bonds, says that bad European accountancy has made Greek debt look far bigger than it actually is. Also in the programme, our South America correspondent, Daniel Gallas considers how the news that a food and drinks magnate has taken over as Brazil's richest man may also symbolise something of a wider culture shift in the country.