August 21st, 2015
Episode 467 of 863 episodes
China says its manufacturing sector is doing worse than anytime in the last six years. As markets around the world post big falls reacting to the news, David Dollar from Brookings tells us why things are taking a downward turn. The World Championships begin in Beijing this weekend, with some of the greatest athletes on earth - so why can't they attract as much sponsorship as other global sports? We ask independent sponsorship expert Nigel Currie. In our discussion of the best bits from this week's business news, we talk Greece, Ashley Maddison and the world's most liveable cities. We're joined by Charles Forelle from Wall Street Journal in London and Robert Armstrong, head of Lex for the Financial Times in New York. And is laughter really the best medicine? Our reporter Rahul Tandon has been to Bangalore to meet the laughing doctor, Madan Kataria, to find out if it's the secret to reduce the stresses and strains in life and at work.
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