Multinationals: Curse or blessing for the developing world?

In the past 25 years, multinational corporations have been moving into more and more areas of the developing world, leading to accusations that they are using their size and their ability to relocate to undermine working conditions, avoid local taxes and ignore environmental regulations. Yet living standards in countries that have opened up to multinationals have often risen sharply, so do multinationals do more good than harm in the long-term? Filmed at the Battle of Ideas, some big questions are on the table.

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