Activity lead Bobak Ferdowsi works inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena

Welcome to this week's edition of the IBTimes UK Business Podcast ... we're calling it the "Send the Bankers" to Mars edition.

Senior Business Reporter Lianna Brinded and Business Reporter Shane Croucher join me to discuss the money laundering scandal that's exploded around Standard Chartered this week as well as the seemingly endless tunnel of gloom that Britain's economy simply cannot escape. And we'll also mark the five-year anniversary of the global credit crisis and discuss the eerie parallels we're seeing in Europe and elsewhere.

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