Counting the Cost
North Korea: A time of economic uncertainty
Economic isolation after the dear leader's death, a ban on Iranian oil imports and Hungary goes in search of a loan.
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2012 14:41

This week we take a look at North Korea. After the death of the country's 'dear leader' his 28-year-old son has succeeded him, but will anything change for the economically isolated country?

As the European Union moves towards a ban on Iranian oil imports to increase pressure on the country's controversial nuclear programme, we ask how sanctions might impact Iran and its people, global oil prices, and the country's economic ties.

Although not a member of the eurozone, Hungary is about to start talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the EU over a new loan. What challenges are the EU and Hungary facing?

Joining us to discuss these issues are Ian Bremmer, the president of political risk consultancy the Eurasia Group, and David Gordon, the Eurasia Group's head of research.


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