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WBR: US economic growth slows sharply 30 Jan 15

January 30th, 2015

Episode 191 of 1091 episodes

Growth of the American economy slowed sharply in the fourth quarter, but Roy Williams, the President and Chief Executive of the Greater Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce, remains bullish. We also hear from Mongolia where there the country's prime minister is asking citizens to text message their opinions about a standoff with the mining giant Rio Tinto, that is holding back the country's economy. You can hear analysis from Dale Choi at Independent Mongolian Metals & Mining Research in Ulan Bator. It has been a busy week for developments in the business world. The election victory of the Greek anti-austerity party Syriza, Apple posting the biggest quarterly profits in corporate history and Mattel trying to rebrand Barbie dolls for a more superhero age, are three stories that stand out. We are joined by Diane Brady of Bloomberg Businessweek, in New York and London based Robert Cole, Assistant Editor at Reuters Breakingviews, for their thoughts on the week.

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