Taking a look at some of the key news stories this week and reviewing where iwonder documentaries can provide some more context.


Here is the Economist magazine's top stories this week:

The real revolution on Wall Street : High Tech meets High Finance

The real revolution on Wall Street
High tech meets high finance

Beyond Myanmar's coup : New leader, old problems

Myanmar’s coup turns the clock back a decade
New leader; old problems

Biden's stimulus: what size is right? : America’s economy needs targeted relief more than indiscriminate spending

Why Joe Biden’s proposed stimulus is too big
America’s economy needs targeted relief more than indiscriminate spending

Amazon enters the Jassy era? : Andy Jassy will take over a firm on a roll. That does not make dilemmas in his in-tray any easier to deal with

Can Amazon’s next boss fill Jeff Bezos’s supersized boots?
Andy Jassy will take over a firm on a roll. That does not make dilemmas in his in-tray any easier to deal with

Why Africa faces a long covid : A second wave could play havoc with commerce, public finances and schools

Africa’s recovery from covid-19 will be slow
A second wave could play havoc with commerce, public finances and schools

Explore here a short selection of documentaries you can stream on iwonder that touch on this week's top news stories:

#WallStreet

1929: The Year of the Crash

50 min • History, Business & Technology • 2008

Marking the 80th anniversary of the Wall Street Crash, this film looks back at the great financial disaster which shook the 20th century. Startlingly topical in view of the bleak banking crisis of today, the film traces the background and backlash of 1929 with astonishingly fresh and detailed archive footage.

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Marking the 80th anniversary of the Wall Street Crash, this film looks back at the great financial disaster which shook the 20th century. Startlingly topical in view of the bleak banking crisis of today, the film traces the background and backlash of 1929 with astonishingly fresh and detailed archiv…

Chronicle of a crash of the Bubble

2 min • Politics & World Affairs, Business & Technology • 2018

Short Film: Friday, 12 September, 2008: The long-established investment bank is reeling – still, everyone thinks it will be saved. By Monday, 15 September, they're bankrupt, setting the financial crisis rolling. Chronicle of a traumatic weekend.

Watch The World of Economics Explained: Chronicle of a crash of the Bubble Streaming Online | iwonder
Friday, 12 September, 2008: The long-established investment bank is reeling – still, everyone thinks it will be saved. By Monday, 15 September, they’re bankrupt, setting the financial crisis rolling. Chronicle of a traumatic weekend.

What is a bubble?

2 min • Business & Technology, Politics & World Affairs • 2018

Short Film: What is a bubble? It is hollow inside and full of hot air. And it gets bigger and bigger until it bursts. There have been many speculative bubbles in the history and the lesson was not learned. But why?

Watch The World of Economics Explained: What is a bubble? Streaming Online | iwonder
What is a bubble? It is hollow inside and full of hot air. And it gets bigger and bigger until it bursts. There have been many speculative bubbles in the history and the lesson was not learned. But why?

#Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar

25 min • Politics & World Affairs • 2017

One year on from when the government of pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi took power, this documentary explores why high hopes for Myanmar have been dashed.

Watch Aung San Suu Kyi’s Myanmar Streaming Online | iwonder
One year on from when the government of pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi took power, this documentary explores why high hopes for Myanmar have been dashed.

#Amazon

Reuter's Report: Amazon's Pandemic Experience

1 min • Business & Technology • 2020

Short film: Amazon, like most companies, had some stumbles at the beginning of the pandemic. But the tech-giant found its footing and emerged even stronger.

Watch Reuter’s Report: Amazon’s Pandemic Experience Streaming Online | iwonder
Amazon, like most companies, had some stumbles at the beginning of the pandemic. But the tech-giant found its footing and emerged even stronger. This asset – including all text, audio and imagery – is provided by Stringr. Reuters does not guarantee the accuracy of, or endorse any views or opinions …

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