We look at why people from the Niger Delta to Papua New Guinea feel that they have not benefitted from oil exploration, and the growing trade dispute between the US and China.
Al Jazeera is focusing on the main events of the financial crisis and how the economic difficulties are impacting upon people's lives and welfares across the globe.
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, February 5, 2010.
Source: Al Jazeera