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Our editors and correspondents give their authoritative take on the markets, the economy and the world of business. Published every Tuesday on Economist Radio.

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Money Talks from Economist Radio

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Our editors and correspondents give their authoritative take on the markets, the economy and the world of business. Published every Tuesday on Economist Radio.

Rank #1: Money talks: Trump makes crude jump

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Our energy and commodities editor, Henry Tricks, looks at how sensitive the commodities markets are to geopolitical comments. Also, is the Eurozone facing a nasty surprise or is the growth slowdown a temporary blip?  And Irish farmers looking for a slice of the European cheese market. Philip Coggan hosts

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Apr 24 2018

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Rank #2: Money talks: Three economies

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The economies of America, Britain and Ukraine  

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May 12 2015

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Rank #3: Money talks: The GDP conundrum

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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the most closely watched economic indicator but is it fit for purpose?  

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Oct 13 2015

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Rank #4: Money talks: Trumponomics

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Simon Long delves into what Donald Trump means for taxes, growth and trade. Also: the markets react to Emmanuel Macron's election victory in France and China develops its first large passenger jet  

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May 09 2017

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Rank #5: Money talks: The fintech edge

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Will Silicon Valley bring down the banks? From payments to remittances, startups are disrupting the world of financial services and luring young talent away from banks  

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Oct 20 2015

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Rank #6: Money talks: The trust machine

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Apostles of blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, think of it as the internet of money with implications stretching far beyond the cryptocurrency  

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Nov 03 2015

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Rank #7: Money talks: Google Hathaway

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GOOGLE rebrands as 'Alphabet', Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway makes its biggest ever deal and two telecoms rivals merge in Italy  

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Aug 11 2015

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Rank #8: Money talks: A poison chalice for GE’s new boss

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Patrick Foulis asks if a break-up is on the cards as General Electric appoints a new CEO. Also, Uber is on a collision course as it grapples with management problems. Why confidence among European companies is sky high. And tension in global trade in aluminium. Hosted by Philip Coggan.  

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Jun 13 2017

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Rank #9: Money talks: I am Bitcoin

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Craig Wright claims to have founded the cryptocurrency. Our technology and business affairs editors debate whether his 'proofs' add up. Plus China's looming debt crisis - and the economics of Game of Thrones  

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May 03 2016

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Rank #10: Money talks: Should we tax sugar?

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Governments around the world are taxing sugary drinks to help curb obesity, but do so-called 'sin taxes' on the likes of sugar or cigarettes work or has the nanny state gone rogue?  

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Dec 01 2015

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Rank #11: Money talks: Don’t bank with me Argentina

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As Argentina starts talks with the IMF, we ask why Argentina’s currency crisis is causing financial wobbles in other emerging markets.? Simon Long explores whether digital technology can reach people who don’t have access to bank accounts. And, Philip Coggan transforms into Dr Who and looks back at 12 years of his Buttonwood column. Helen Joyce hosts

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May 08 2018

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Rank #12: Money talks: How to help whistleblowers?

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Whistleblowing, responsible for uncovering 42% of exposed corporate fraud, is often met with hostility, penalties and sometimes prosecution. But this may be about to change  

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Dec 08 2015

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Rank #13: Money talks: Clean energy’s dirty secret

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Could the rise of renewables be putting the traditional electricity market into a crisis? Also: Economist Diane Elson takes governments to task about the gender biases in their economic policies. And how the Brazilian government is tackling one of its biggest financial problems: pensions.  

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Feb 21 2017

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Rank #14: Money talks: Tumble and fall

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The commodities crash forces the mining and trading group behemoth, Glencore, to drastically adjust its balance sheet as global trade stalls and the copper market swoons  

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Sep 08 2015

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Rank #15: Money talks: Crumbling currencies

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How are the governments in Argentina and Turkey responding to their financial and economic crises? Samir Desai, the CEO and cofounder of funding circle, explains why he’s going public. And what are the biggest threats to the global smartphone supply chain?  Helen Joyce hosts

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Sep 04 2018

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Rank #16: Money talks: Battle with Beijing

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Simon Rabinovitch, our Asia economics editor, discusses the likely impact of American trade tariffs and Mr Trump’s intervention in the Qualcomm-Broadcom deal on China.  And why is America’s health-care system so expensive? Also, can the "petro" save Venezuela’s ailing economy? Helen Joyce hosts

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Mar 13 2018

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Rank #17: Money Talks: Hedging their bets

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Hedge funds are usually seen as the risk-takers of the financial world, but how have they been performing in these times of economic turmoil? And, why the coronavirus pandemic could lead to the deaths of millions of small businesses. Plus, the problem of moral hazard—could government bail-outs have unintended consequences? Patrick Lane hosts 


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Apr 21 2020

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Rank #18: Money talks: China's boom gone bust

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The stockmarket rout in China could be the first step towards a recasting of the global economy or a summertime speedbump in an otherwise healthy economy  

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Aug 25 2015

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Rank #19: Money talks: Steely Tariffs

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Are we on the brink of a trade war? Soumaya Keynes, our economics correspondent, explains President Donald Trump’s plans for tariffs on steel and aluminium imports and goes back to basics with Economics 101: Why Trade is Good.  Also, do women invest differently to men? Helen Joyce hosts

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Mar 06 2018

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Rank #20: Money talks: Donald Trump’s moment to shape the Fed

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Henry Curr, our US economics editor, discusses how President Trump will fill the four vacant seats on the board of the American Federal Reserve. Also, a big data breach at the credit-scoring company, Equifax, puts millions at risk. And the contradiction at the heart of China’s internet giants. Simon Long hosts.

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Sep 12 2017

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Money Talks: In recovery?

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As some lockdown measures lift, governments hope they can get their economies back on track. Which will have the strongest recovery? Also, meal-delivery wars heat up as Uber gobbles up rival Postmates in an all-stock deal worth over $2.6bn. And, the importance of building a more resilient food-supply chain. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts. 


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Jul 07 2020

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Money Talks: Unfriending Facebook

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Companies including Unilever, Coca-Cola and Verizon are pulling their ads from Facebook because of its content-moderation policies. Does this spell trouble for the social-media giant? Also, why investors’ love of commercial property is being tested. And, e-sports v traditional sports. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts. 


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Jun 30 2020

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Money Talks: Can Amazon still deliver?

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The coronavirus has turned Amazon into one of the world’s essential firms. But while proving the company’s strengths, the pandemic-fuelled digital surge has also revealed its vulnerabilities. Tamzin Booth, The Economist’s technology and business editor, talks to insiders, critics and the competition, to find out whether Amazon can carry on dominating e-commerce and triumph in the coming cloud wars. 


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Jun 23 2020

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Money Talks: What USA Inc can do about racial injustice

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The killing of George Floyd and ensuing protests are a wake-up call for corporate America. There are few African-Americans among its CEOs. What will bosses do to combat racism beyond releasing PR statements? Also, how diversity helps the bottom line and the history of economic suppression of African-Americans. Patrick Lane hosts.


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Jun 16 2020

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Money Talks: Joblessness in May

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American unemployment fell in May, but is this really a sign of a "rocket-ship" recovery? Also, Gene Sperling, a former director of the National Economic Council, lays out his vision for a more equitable society. And, thriving on secrecy—the private fund behind well-known brands. Simon Long hosts.


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Jun 09 2020

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Money Talks: Hong Kong, gone wrong?

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China and America are clashing over Hong Kong. Can the multi-trillion-dollar financial centre survive the fall out? Also, property developer Hamid Moghadam explains why the rise of e-commerce has made warehouses hot property. And the lockdown has led to a bicycle boom—will it last? Patrick Lane hosts 


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Jun 02 2020

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Money Talks: We’re not going on a summer holiday

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Travel has virtually ground to a halt during the pandemic, exacerbating the global economy’s woes—by complicating trade ties, upending business and devastating the tourist trade. Host Simon Long explores the future of the travel industry, staycations in South Korea and future consolidation in the airline industry. Also, could travel bubbles offer a route to economic recovery?  

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May 26 2020

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Money Talks: Eye of the hurricane

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America and Europe face a wave of corporate bankruptcies as a result of covid-19. But will some businesses be able to restructure rather than go broke? Also, why some are calling for the Federal Reserve to turn to negative interest rates to alleviate the slump. And, is now the time for entrepreneurial true grit? Rachana Shanbhogue hosts 


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May 19 2020

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Money Talks: How to keep feeding the world

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The global food network has so far weathered the challenge of covid-19 and largely kept shelves and plates full. As the pandemic continues, more people are at risk of going hungry. But unlike past crises, the problem this time will not be supply. Rachana Shanbhogue and Matthieu Favas trace an $8trn food chain back from fork to farm to investigate the weak links. Can governments hold their nerve and resist protectionism? And could the crisis reveal an opportunity for a greener food future?


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May 12 2020

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Money Talks: Judgement day for the ECB

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Germany’s constitutional court has given the European Central Bank an ultimatum. The ruling could prompt further challenges to both the EU’s economic recovery plan and the authority of its highest court. The pandemic is a moment of reckoning for America’s health-care industry; but could patients ultimately benefit? And host Patrick Lane gets a glimpse of the—contactless—office of the future.


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May 05 2020

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Money Talks: Peak car?

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Lockdowns worldwide have brought the automobile industry to a standstill. Hakan Samuelsson, the CEO of Volvo, explains why the solution to the crisis will not be as simple as getting factories moving again. Host Rachana Shanbhogue asks Simon Wright, industry editor, and Patrick Foulis, business affairs editor, whether carmakers can still afford to invest in the cutting-edge technologies that could transport them to a greener, safer future. Has the world passed peak car?


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Apr 28 2020

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Money Talks: Hedging their bets

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Hedge funds are usually seen as the risk-takers of the financial world, but how have they been performing in these times of economic turmoil? And, why the coronavirus pandemic could lead to the deaths of millions of small businesses. Plus, the problem of moral hazard—could government bail-outs have unintended consequences? Patrick Lane hosts 


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Apr 21 2020

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Money Talks: The business of survival

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With countries accounting for more than half of global GDP in lockdown, the collapse of commercial activity is unprecedented. Falling demand and a bitter price war had pushed the price of crude oil to its lowest since 1999. Could a historic deal between oil producers be enough to stabilise the market? Plus, those companies that survive the coronavirus crisis will have to adapt to a very different environment. And, how to reopen factories after covid-19. Patrick Lane hosts 


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Apr 14 2020

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Money Talks: Banking on it

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Banks have entered this financial crisis in better health than the previous one. But how sick might they get? Emerging-market lockdowns match rich-world ones but their governments cannot afford such generous handouts. Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz explains how emerging economies might weather the pandemic. And how Silicon Valley's unicorns are losing their sheen. Simon Long hosts 


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Apr 07 2020

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Money Talks: The home front

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At the beginning of a financial year like no other, millions of newly furloughed or unemployed Americans face rent and mortgage payments. How long can the financial system withstand the strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic? Many employees have had to make a quick transition to remote working. Businesses struggling to make the switch could look to those companies that have never had an office. And, a day in the life of Bartleby—and his cat. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts.


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Mar 31 2020

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Money Talks: Closed for business

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In a desperate attempt to slow the spread of covid-19, governments around the world are ordering residents to stay at home. As the number of fatalities increases, so do the corporate casualties. Which companies are worst-hit and how long will they be closed? And, as Americans stock up on goods in preparation for lockdown, a peek into the pantry shows the scale of the challenge facing one of the country's core industries–dairy. Plus, can global trade weather the economic havoc caused by the virus? Simon Long hosts. 


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Mar 24 2020

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Money Talks: Nearing zero

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America’s Federal Reserve cut interest rates to close to zero to try to ease the economic pain caused by the outbreak of covid-19. What more can central banks do? And, why are many companies fleeing to cash? As consumers race to buy pasta and toilet rolls, what are governments shopping for? Simon Long hosts 


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Mar 17 2020

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Money Talks: Another Black Monday

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Financial markets are reeling from a new “Black Monday” which saw oil prices tumble and stocks plunge in the most brutal day for the market since the global financial crisis of 2007-2009. Slumping demand caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus has sparked a crude-oil price war. What are the ramifications? And, how the virus is boosting a fledgling Chinese industry. Patrick Lane hosts 

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Mar 10 2020

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Money Talks: How to save the world economy?

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The Federal Reserve has cut interest rates in the face of increasing concern about the economic impact of the new coronavirus. It follows warnings from forecasters that the outbreak could tip some countries into recession. What more needs to be done to prevent a full-scale downturn? The Economist’s Europe economics correspondent Rachana Shanbhogue asks Patrick Foulis, business affairs editor; Alice Fulwood, American finance correspondent; and Henry Tricks, Schumpeter columnist



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Mar 03 2020

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Money Talks: covid-19 spreads

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Stockmarkets saw some of the sharpest falls in years after a rise in new coronavirus cases. Is a global economic downturn on the cards? Also, Argentina faces serious debt difficulties—can it strike a new deal with the International Monetary Fund? And, Professor Diane Coyle, from Cambridge University, on the importance of the “data economy”. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts


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Feb 25 2020

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