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Shining a Light on Tax Avoidance in Africa

July 16th, 2015

Episode 428 of 860 episodes

A UN conference in Ethiopia has agreed to reform global finance and use funds gained to boost development and fight poverty. We hear from the event in Addis Ababa and get the views of the Nobel Laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz, plus campaigners who want multi-national corporations to pay more tax in developing countries. As Greece inches closer to a deal on its debt with the European Union and the country's banks are expected to reopen soon, we hear from Athens about continuing division over the agreement. It has been a historic week for the world with the agreement to end the long running dispute over Iran's nuclear programme, but is all of America behind President Barack Obama, who is claiming credit for the deal? Economist Irwin Stelzer, from the Hudson Institute, provides insight from Washington DC.