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What if there's no debt ceiling deal?

If US politicians cannot agree to raise the borrowing limit by 17 October, the US could default on its debt by the end of the month.

If US politicians cannot agree to raise the borrowing limit by 17 October, the US could default on its debt by the end of the month.

The BBC explains what would happen in the US and around the world.

Produced by the BBC's Franz Strasser