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Undercurrents is a regular podcast series featuring interviews with Chatham House experts - and others - about the critical underlying issues which are shaping modern society. Hosted by staff from across the institute, each episode goes in-depth on a topic, looking beyond the news to explore the issues shaping global politics.

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Feb 28, 2019

This week Agnes and Ben discuss how to the global financial system is experienced by developing countries, and hear about the perilous situation for investigative journalists in Ghana. 

David Lubin is head of emerging markets economics at Citi, and an associate fellow in the Global Economy & Finance department at Chatham House. His latest book, Dance of the Trillions, tells the story of what makes money flow from high-income countries to lower-income countries. Ben met up with David to find out more. 

The February/March issue of The World Today features Agnes's interview with Ghanian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Hear the extended conversation, on how media can fight crime and corruption in Africa, as the second segment of this episode.  

Find the book:

Dance of the Trillions: Developing Countries and Global Finance

Read the interview:

Anas Aremayew Anas


Hosts: Ben Horton and Agnes Frimston

Editors: Ben Horton and Agnes Frimston

Sound Editor: Jamie Reed

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