On the Line Fri, 04 Octi
October 04, 2013 3:00 AM
Smart talk about issues and ideas that matter.

On the Line Fri, 04 Oct

Published October 03, 2013

Smart talk about issues and ideas that matter.


Everybody’s talking on HashtagVOA.

From hard issues to hot topics, HashtagVOA explores what people are talking about on social media. And it’s a program in which you, the viewer, can join the worldwide conversation through Facebook and Twitter.  Host Cal Perry engages top experts to provide answers to your questions. The program airs each Tuesday at 1730 UTC on www.voanews.com and continues daily @HashtagVOA on Twitter and www.facebook.com/hashtagvoa

This Week's Program:

Stock markets have fallen sharply as fears of a Chinese economic slowdown continue to haunt investors. China's central bank devalued the country's currency, the yuan, two weeks ago, raising fresh concerns that a slowdown in the country's economy was worse than originally feared. In addition, oil prices have plunged to six-year lows, amid concerns about waning demand for commodities from China. On this week’s HashtagVOA, Cal Perry and his guests examine the reasons behind the nosedive.

Keith Johnson: Senior Reporter, ForeignPolicy.com
Sam Stovall: Chief Equity Strategist, Standard and Poor Capital IQ
Alexis Christoforous:  VOA Business Reporter