According to Walt Disney, “it’s a small, small world”. Hillary Clinton took over 350 pages to espouse the existence of the global village and, according to the century-old adage, if X location sneezes, [insert place with which you need to make a tangential link] catches a cold. Economies around the world are inextricably linked, and financial contagion from one financial centre quickly spreads across the globe: one only has to look at the domino effect of the collapse of Lehman Brothers for a very recent and very relevant demonstration of this interconnectivity.

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