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Puerto Rico: Rich Get Lucky

November 4th, 2015

Episode 384 of 836 episodes

We look at the increasingly divided economy of Puerto Rico. Three months after the Governor there pronounced an economic death spiral, Ed Butler reports from the Caribbean island on controversial laws providing tax breaks to rich Americans. Also a smart new digital wallet designed to foil the thieves: we speak to its creator, Gino Pereira, chief executive of the biometric and encryption company Nxt-id. And our South East Asia business correspondent, Karishma Vaswani, considers the state of investor confidence in Myanmar on the eve of historic elections. (Picture: The Puerto Rican Capitol building in San Juan; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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