BBC to Air Special news assessing the impact of the global financial crisis

BBC Global News has announced to launch a week of special news assessing the impact of the global financial crisis .The BBC’s Stephen Sackur opens Financial Crisis: Global Impact, a special two-hour show on BBC World News. The programme will include exclusive reports from five leading BBC World News presenters from five cities across the world. Nik Gowing (Mumbai), Mishal Husain (Singapore), Jonathan Charles (Moscow), Matt Frei (Washington) and Stephen Sackur (London) outline how the financial crisis has affected economies and markets in each region.

The programme concludes with HARDtalk, a special 30-minute studio debate chaired by Stephen Sackur. Guests from political, cultural and business arenas will discuss the world economy in this live edition of the hard-hitting show.

BBC World News will show Financial Crisis: Global Impact on Monday 20th October from 1730 IST to 1930 IST & 0030 IST to 0230 IST . Financial Crisis: Global Impact will also be streamed online with supporting text and video content on .

The week continues with the latest news of the global financial crisis on BBC World News TV and BBC World Service Radio programmes. Coverage will include interviews with economists, people who run small businesses and a report on the BBC container box in Shanghai.

The final day of news coverage, coinciding with the anniversary of the 1929 Wall Street crash, ends with a full-day of broadcasts co-ordinated with the BBC World Service radio, with case histories and interactive debate. The coverage will assess the lasting impact of the crisis and its global impact.

BBC Global News includes BBC World Service radio, BBC World News and the BBC’s international facing online news services, and provides a focal point for viewers and listeners around the world. Together, these services attract a combined global weekly audience of over 233 million. In addition, the division covers BBC Monitoring and the BBC World Service Trust. BBC Global News’ aim, under the leadership of its Director Richard Sambrook, is to be the world’s best known, most creative and most respected voice in international news.

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