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Romania, Meet Financial Crisis (01)

October 27th, 2008

Episode 36 of 901 episodes

They binged on debt — some of it for building factories and such, some for flat-screen TVs. Now the foreign investment that made it all possible has turned for home, leaving the countries of emerging markets in trouble deep.