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Global Economy: A Tipping Point? Part 1

17 October 2011 Last updated at 18:36 BST

The BBC World Debate asks global economic leaders at the IMF's meeting in Washington if the financial crisis has reached a tipping point.

Nik Gowing chairs this debate with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, former chief economic adviser to President Obama, Austan Goolsbee, CEO of PIMCO, Mohamed El-Erian and European Economic Commissioner Olli Rehn.

Watch the debate - The Global Economy: A Tipping Point?

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Recorded on 22 September 2011. The World Debate is broadcast on BBC World News and BBC World Service.