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A guide to getting ahead in the global economy. In Berlin, Lagos, Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Shanghai and New York - meet the people who've made it and those still figuring out their route to riches. A partnership between BBC World Service & Marketplace.

A guide to getting ahead in the global economy. In Berlin, Lagos, Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Shanghai and New York - meet the people who've made it and those still figuring out their route to riches. A partnership between BBC World Service & Marketplace.
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United States

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BBC

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A guide to getting ahead in the global economy. In Berlin, Lagos, Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Shanghai and New York - meet the people who've made it and those still figuring out their route to riches. A partnership between BBC World Service & Marketplace.

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English


Episodes

USA

3/21/2015
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The final stop on our six country tour is America, where we ask whether the famous land of opportunity still lives up to its promise. As the American dream has been exported throughout the world, does it still apply to people building their businesses here? Marketplace's Lizzie O'Leary heads to Silicon Valley to find out if the boom can lift local aspirations when the new gilded age is so globalised. Krissy Clark then visits Ohio, where the promise of a previous century has evaporated. And...

Duration: 00:49:43


China

3/14/2015
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Linda Yueh travels to Shanghai to find out how the economic slowdown and the government’s anti-corruption drive is changing how people do business in China. As part of the A Richer World season we go around the world in 40 days, visiting six key countries and meeting the people who have made it, and those aspiring to make it, to find out how to get ahead - and stay ahead - in the new global economy.

Duration: 00:26:47


India

3/7/2015
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We visit India, a country of one and a quarter billion people, predicted to overtake China, the world's second largest economy, and the only other country with over a billion people. But China and India have two fundamentally different economies. China's meteoric rise was driven by growth in the country’s manufacturing sector, which employs huge numbers of people. The per capita GDP in China is $6,800. In India, those factory jobs never came. The per capita GDP is $1,500 and 300,000,000...

Duration: 00:26:48


Brazil

2/28/2015
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Six Routes travels to Brazil, where Marketplace’s Lizzie O’Leary encounters the world’s seventh largest economy teetering on the edge of recession. Home of the 2016 Summer Olympics, this mighty BRIC economy - which five years ago boasted a growth rate of more than seven percent - has cooled, possibly at the expense of the country's growing middle class. Along the way Lizzie meets Joao Cavalcanti, who made his money in iron ore and takes a ride in his bullet-proof car. Later, she meets a...

Duration: 00:26:47


Nigeria

2/21/2015
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Six Routes travels to Nigeria, where the BBC’s Nkem Ifejika finds a new generation of entrepreneurs trying to grow businesses that are more than mere ‘side hussles’ for this oil-dependent economy. He meets Mo Abudu, the TV host building a pan-African media brand, the young ‘re-pats’ who have returned to Nigeria to transform healthcare, and the motor manufacturer proving Made in Nigeria isn’t over yet.

Duration: 00:26:47