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WBR: Has Wall Street Won Out over Washington? 12 Dec 14

December 12th, 2014

Episode 123 of 900 episodes

Has Wall Street won out over Washington? We get the view from the US, after a last ditch deal on spending includes the controversial repeal of bank controls drawn up in the wake of the financial crisis. Also, it's tasty, nutritious and super-fashionable in the West, but the increasing popularity of quinoa is proving difficult to stomach in Bolivia - the BBC's Katy Watson explains why. In Mumbai, cinema-goers are celebrating another celluloid love story, as a smash hit Bollywood movie celebrates one thousand consecutive weeks in theatres. And in our weekly discussion, Mark Gilbert of Bloomberg and David Freedman of the Altlantic discuss the economy in Greece, the internet in Spain, and the difficulty we all face in finishing books.

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