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World Business Report: Ukraine Economy 'could shrink by 8%'

October 2nd, 2014

Episode 24 of 892 episodes

The World Bank says the economic damage wrought in Ukraine over the crisis in the east of the country could be much worse than previously thought. We hear from Olena Bilan, a Ukrainian economist at Dragon Capital in Kiev. Also does big business pay enough tax? It's a question we put to American economist Irwin Stelzer, as large American companies like Apple and Burger King face increased scrutiny over their activities overseas. Also the BBC's Rahul Tandon reports on how commercial sponsorship is increasingly a part of religious festivals in India. And finally we pay tribute to a wonderful colleague, Mark Whittaker, who has died at the age of 57

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