|aTales from the global economy |h[videorecording]/|ccBBC Education & Training ; FFP for BBC.
|aNorth Sydney, NSW :|bBBC Worldwide ;|aTaipei :|bKe Ji Qi Ye You Xian Gong Si, |cc2003.
|a4 videodiscs (200 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aPower your mind
|aChinese title : 全球經濟軼聞
|aOriginally released as a motion picture in 2001.
|aDirector, Jeremy Newson.
|aEp. 1. The Capuccino: By following the trail of two coffee beans grown in the Peruvian Andes, this program looks at the stimulant, which, after oil, is the most globally traded commodity. One of the beans takes the route of the open market where its price is determined by commodities traders and analysts. The other bean finds its way into a gourmet coffee made by a company dedicated to paying fair prices to farmers for their high-quality organic crop.
|aEp. 2. Greenspan alert: A focus on Alan Greenspan, the chairman of the US Federal Reserve, who every eight weeks or so gives financial journalists in Washington D.C. top-secret information of crucial importance - the new US interest rate. The programme looks at how this ritual is reported by CNN, greeted by investors on the New York Stock Exchange, and acted upon by day traders and investors in the United States and United Kingdom.
|aEp. 3. Where's our money: Choreographers Jan and Ken Smith find out exactly where the money they poured into a pension fund has been invested, and discover that they are backing a curious and somewhat contradictory range of enterprises, including the building of a controversial dam project and a company indirectly sponsoring a campaign to prevent the construction.
|aEp. 4. Santa : supply and demand: In the industrialized world, Christmas means megabucks to the businesses that can create a fad or spot a trend. Filmed from a U.K. perspective, the dynamics of and glitches in the global supply and demand cycle are covered, factoring in the effects of brands, product licensing, advertising, research and development, and offshore manufacturing.