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Ukraine Economy: Corruption and Crash

June 1st, 2015

Episode 266 of 647 episodes

The Ukrainian president says he faces "two wars", one against pro-Russian separatists, the other against endemic corruption. If the latest economic data are a measure, he is losing both - with inflation close to 50% and GDP predicted to shrink by close to 10% this year. But can the West afford not to bail out Kiev? Analyst Otilia Dhand, vice president of Teneo Intelligence, assesses the options. Also on the theme of corruption, we have a report from Lebanon where activists are looking at new ways to raise awareness of the cost of graft in that country. And, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times looks at the scourge of what she calls "third-party boasting" on Twitter and Facebook. She names and shames some of social media's worst braggarts.

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