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Thursday, 13 September, 2001, 07:54 GMT 08:54 UK
Is the global economy good for all?
Jeremy Newson
The BBC Two series Tales from the Global Economy has been exploring the interconnections between rich and poor countries.

The series has examined the global trade in coffee, who makes Christmas toys, and where your pension fund may have invested its money.

Globalisation has become one of the most important issues on the international agenda.

Many world and business leaders argue that increasing globalisation through closer trade links is vital to restore economic growth.

But anti-globalisation activists say that the global economic system is undemocratic and unfair to poor countries.

Is the world economy organised on a fair basis? Do people in developing countries get a fair share of what they produce? Will the growing globalisation of the world economy eventually benefit everyone?

Due to the tragic events in the United States, the forum scheduled with the producer of the series, Jeremy Newson, on Thursday 13 September, has been cancelled.

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