Economics

The Bank of Tax Cheats

In this episode of BBC's Panorama, serious questions are raised for the British government and the city of London, all in regards to an apparent effort by the biggest bank to help some of their biggest and most wealthy clients dodge paying tax. When the government found out about this scheme, Panorama asks why weren't the cheats or the banks prosecuted? and even more curious, why was the banker

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Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It

What do we all have in common? no matter what corner of the world you live in you need several necessities, food, water, shelter and money. Half of all transactions involve money in exchange for goods or services, stocks, bonds, a loaf of bread or even illicit drugs. It doesn't matter what the commodity, you've got to pay for it or at least someone does. We spend much of our lives chasing money

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1929: The Great Crash

1929: The Great Crash

In 1929 years of booming prosperity ended in catastrophe, it was the biggest stock market crash since record began. First time investors borrowed huge amounts of money to speculate with on the market. This lead to the market breaking very sharply, wiping out a lot of people with it, later thousands of banks failed, millions lost everything. The crash was followed by a depression that spread across

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TRADER: The Documentary

Paul Tudor Jones is the founder of Tudor Investment Corporation, a private management company and hedge fund. As of March of last year (2014) Forbes Magazine ranked him as the 108th richest American with a net worth of $4.3 billion, this figure also makes him the 345th richest in the world. This film was originally released in November of 1987 on public TV but is quite rare as Jones for some reas

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Money and Power in North Korea: Hidden Economy

With the ever growing number of sanctions being put on North Korea, the hermit country is becoming increasing cut off from the rest of the world. This film asks the question, how is it Kim Jong Un's regime has managed to stay in power given the fact that the country is suffering financially from such sanctions. Using interviews with once high-ranking officials from within the leaderships inner cir

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China’s Home Invasion

Chinese property buyers are on a foreign spending spree in the worlds most sought after cities. From New York's Manhattan to Sydney Harbour, real estate is seen as a safe way to stash money and a ticket to permanent residency. 660 billion dollars in Chinese personal wealth sits offshore and in this episode of 101 East by Al Jazeera, drew Drew Ambrose asks if Chinese home buyers are a force to fear

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The Super-Rich and Us

The super-rich are taking over, 85 people own the same wealth as half the worlds population, never before has money been so polarised. In this two part BBC series Jacques Peretti decides to take it upon himself to find out how the super-rich changed Britain, but are they benefiting the public, making us richer or simply creating a more divided society? and who sold us the idea that the super-rich

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Princes of the Yen

Princes of Yen is a film based off of a book by Professor Richard Werner who was a researcher that visited the Bank of Japan during the 90's crash which saw the market fall by about 80% and house prices rise 84%. The film sets about revealing the real cause behind this and how once beaten in World War II it's society was molded to suit the plans of those in power, to which the citizens themselves

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The Secret World of Gold

Billions of years ago the Earth passed through an exploding star and was showered in molten gold. The Inca's called gold the sweat of the Sun and told their stories with it. The Egyptians saw it as the breath of God and buried their Pharaohs in it. In India the golden temple of Amritsar is secrete destination a reminder of how most of the great religions celebrate the precious metal gold. In all o

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