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20th May 2010, 2:21pm
Voice of business Peter Day to give talk on recession and its aftermath
Peter Day World-respected business journalist Peter Day will offer his insights into the seismic changes that have reshaped the global economy in a free public lecture at the University of Lincoln.

Mr Day, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s In Business programme and the BBC World Service’s Global Business, will give a talk entitled ‘Changes in the World of Business’. The event, which takes place on Tuesday 25 May 2010, is part of the University’s Lincoln Academy series of guest lectures.

Mr Day will offer his analysis of the Credit Crunch and subsequent recession that has rocked economies across the globe, drawing on more than 30 years' experience of business reporting for the BBC.

He will warn: “There is still an air of great unreality about the aftermath to the Credit Crunch recession, as though we have learnt nothing from it, at enormous expense. I want to try and put the recession and its aftermath into some kind of perspective. For example, some of the banks that were already too big to fail have got bigger as a result of the crisis, and they are now explicitly backed by governments in the western world in a spelled-out way that was not true before. The crisis has made some of its root causes worse.”

He will also discuss the emergence of the new economic superpowers of China and India and consider what their success could mean for the ailing economies of Britain, Europe and the USA.

Peter Day’s Lincoln Academy lecture ‘Changes in the World of Business’ begins at 7.15pm (6pm registration) on Tuesday 25 May in the EMMTEC building on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford campus.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. Admission is free but people must register their interest in advance by contacting the University's Events Team on 01522 837100 or emailing

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