Qatar's goals: Using the World Cup to diversify the economy

This week, we're focusing on Qatar and asking what the economic impact of hosting the FIFA World Cup could be. Can this be a transformative event for the gas-dependent country? Or will it be a financial abyss worth an estimated $200 billion? We ask Alexis Antoniades, an economics professor at Georgetown University’s campus in Qatar.

We also report from Australia, where some mothers are struggling to return to the labour market because of exorbitant childcare costs. The barrier has exacerbated the country's skills shortage.

We end in China, where in a struggling economy, young fashionistas are learning to tighten their Gucci belts by buying luxury goods second hand.


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