February 12th, 2016
Episode 458 of 644 episodes
We look at the latest concerns for China's currency, as billions of dollars-worth of yuan are being smuggled abroad every month, it's alleged. We find out how citizens manage to flout the currency controls, and what that means for the government's and central bank's efforts to stabilise and rebalance the economy. We get the thoughts of two locally based experts, Jonathan Ha, CEO of Shanghai-based market research firm Red Pulse, and Michael Pettis, professor of finance at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University in Beijing. Also, we examine how the violent killing of an official at a mine in Ghana last week could have long-term consequences for the country's gold industry. (Picture: Bank employee counts 100-yuan banknotes in Hangzhou, China; Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut explore how design works within complex organizations to shape decisions, ideas, products, and more. Guests include clients from many industries and designers in many fields. Recorded at the Yale School of Management.