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As China flexes its military muscle in celebration of the 60th anniversary of its communist revolution, Counting the Cost looks at the economic revolution that has accompanied it.
Plus, Egypt's real estate sector survives the global financial crisis relatively unscathed and Kazakhstan suffers from a drop in demand for one of its biggest exports, oil.
Counting the Cost is a weekly show that encompasses all the best of Al Jazeera's reports on how ordinary people's lives are affected by the crisis.
As well as exclusive stories we bring you expert guests and analysis.
The world is experiencing one of the biggest economic downturns since the great depression.
This episode of Counting the Cost aired from Friday, October 02, 2009.
Source: Al Jazeera