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In the US for every 100 dollars men take home, women take only 70, in the UK women on average earn about 15% less than men. What are the factors that contribute to this situation? And why are women so undervalued in the workplace? Christina Ioannidis, an international speaker and author, shares her thoughts on the problem with the Voice of Russia.
Scientific research has shown some nanoparticles can be toxic to human tissue and cells. With nanotechnology being used more and more in cosmetics these days, what do we know about the long term effects of nano-products and what concerns should we address? Discussing nanotechnology are Professor Huw Summers from the Nanotechnology center at Swansea University and Ian Illuminato, director of Nanotechnology program at Friends of the Earth.
Russia is to develop its own payment system. The decision was announced by President Vladimir Putin following Visa and Mastercards' restrictions on some of the Russian banks.What does it take to launch a fully operational domestic payment system and what benefits will it have? Discussing all pros and cons are Vladimir Rojankovsky, head of research at Nord Capital and Patrick Young, an international finance expert.