China’s global influence has grown enormously since the turn of the new century. Now the second-largest economy in the world, its citizens are buying up consumer goods both domestically and from abroad in record numbers. In this collection of 12 ABC News segments, anchor Diane Sawyer travels from Beijing to Shanghai exploring life in the Asian nation and the part the U.S. has played in shaping its economic initiatives.
Almost every major bank and electronics company on the globe has an office—or posh, sprawling campus—in Bangalore. How did the city become a world-class business center, and in what ways has its development impacted the people living there? This program looks at the factors contributing to Bangalore’s success, the complications of rapid growth, and the impact of a new middle class on a traditional society. With severe traffic jams, limited access to basic utilities, and new demands placed on family life, Bangalore is addressing both social and infrastructure problems so that it can retain the international trade it has attracted.
Aug. 24 (Bloomber) -- Danny McCoy, director general of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation, talks about the outlook for Ireland's economy. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse" with Maryam Nemazee.