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In The Balance

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12:30 am
Sunday
3:30 am
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Saturday
12:30 am
Sunday
3:30 am

Lesley Curwen and Justin Rowlatt get behind the headlines to find out what's really going on in this changing global economy.

Are we heading for disaster or prosperity?

Join our panel of guests for an easily digestible insight into how it all started - and where it's going to finish.

But it's not all serious analysis.

Management consultant turned comic, Colm O'Regan, will be giving his alternative view of the week's events and our guests reveal who's up and who's down in the world of international finance.


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