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>> hello and welcome to "the journal." >> welcome. >> our top stories this hour -- u.s. officials seek to control the damage as wikileaks exposes classified diplomatic cables. >> a billion year route bailout for ireland fails to impress global equity markets. >> omar khaddafi demands more assistance from europe at the start of the you africa summit. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we begin in washington, where
u.s. officials are attempting to limit the damage from a massive release of classified diplomatic cables revealed by the whistle- blower in website wikileaks. a short while ago, secretary of state hillary clinton refused to comment on what she called stolen u.s. classified information, but did issue an apology to american partners and allies around the world. >> the united states deeply regrets the disclosure of any information that was intended to be confidential, including private discussions between counterparts, or our diplomats' personal assessments and observations. i want to make clear that our official foreign-policy is not set through these messages, but here in washington. >> for more, we asked our washington correspondent what more u.s. officials can do about
the leaked information. >> the information is out there, and it is not going to go away. what the white house and the state department are trying to do at the moment is downplayed the information, saying that policy made in washington was not based on information in these diplomatic cables. at the same time, hillary clinton said it was common practice to phrase diplomatic cables the way i phrased. she talked about talking to a diplomat overseas. he said not to worry about it. we write more difficult stuff in our tables about you. she laughed, trying to put a little humor in all of that. other than all of that, there is nothing more they can do. what they have to do now is take a big and good look at their information system they have, because it is accessible to more than 2 million people who up until now were able to download large quantities of information in very little time. that is something the american
authorities are certainly going to look into. other than that, in the countries were the most harm has been done, there might be a switching around of ambassadors. we have not heard anything concrete about that yet, but it would be a feasible and quick solution to atmospheric problems in different countries. >> that was max hoffman talking to us earlier from washington. u.s. officials have launched a criminal probe into wikileaks and tightened handling procedures for classified information. in germany, the u.s. ambassador is under scrutiny for less than diplomatic assessments of german officials, including the foreign minister. that is talked about in the lead cables. >> traditional diplomatic discretion has been set aside as the u.s. ambassador to germany gives one interview after another. he is making no apologies for the pointed american appraisal. his focus was on criticizing wikileaks for its actions.
>> we are already facing a range -- germany and the united states face a range of globally challenging situations. afghanistan, iran, middle east peace, global economic challenges. this does not help any of those. >> the communiques are particularly harsh about the german foreign minister. western well -- he is more concerned about the political consequences. >> is the national security effected? is the security of our allies affected? >> the staff will examine the extensive documents, as other governments are doing. the publication may have ended the widespread feeling of goodwill towards wikileaks. >> this practice of revealing state secrets is taking on its own life and is just serving public craving for sensationalism. >> above all, the leak of the
u.s. data means that politicians the world over are reassessing how will handle secret information in the future. >> will take an in-depth look at this story after the break later in this program. walmart gaddafi has called on the west to provide 5 billion year rose four libyan efforts to combat illegal immigration into europe. he has threatened suspend operations if it is not provided. he made his appeal at the opening of the third e.u. african summit in tripoli. representatives from dozens of states are attending the conference, which addresses the you as well as african development growth. >> all market duffy is omnipresent threat tripoli. -- khaddafi is omnipresent throughout tripoli. africa and libya has a lot to offer to the eu -- oil, gas, and other commodities. they have increased libyas
wealth in recent years. skyscrapers going up around the capital reflects the business potential for european partners. >> europe and africa could be at the center of the world, if we can agree on things that could really make a difference. >> but many africans think europe should not be the one dictating the terms. african foreign ministers, for instance, have already rejected an eu proposal for a joint statement on climate change. another issue is thousands of migrants fleeing africa for europe. gaddafi says the eu should pay 5 billion euros for africa to help stem the flow. european officials say such deals are irresponsible. >> the e.u. is trying to shirk responsibility and is living it up to others to commit human rights violations. >> but khaddafi it refuses to be cowed. he says that without significant financial support, libya will no
longer play the role of what he calls europe's coast guard. >> iranians have confirmed that a nuclear scientist was killed in a series of bomb attacks in tehran on monday. another professor was injured. the bombs were attached to victims' cars by people on motorcycles, apparently using magnets. a chinese human rights activist has been released after 12 years in prison. he co-founded the band that china democratic party and edited a newsletter called the human rights observer. in 1998, he was convicted of endangering state security and jailed. now 57, he plans to resume publishing his newsletter. we will move on to monica, who has business news stora -- who has business news, starting with the plan to support ireland. >> germany and france declared
monday that europe had to rescue ireland and laid the foundation for a permanent debt resolution system. but the measures have so far failed to convince the markets. >> the bailout package for ireland has not calmed nerves on wall street. traders are concerned that brussels is simply not able to stabilize the eurozone. so they are holding back. especially since equity markets in germany were also skeptical. on monday, the dax dropped by over 100 points. and the europe continued to decline against the dollar. at times it reached below $1.31, an eight week low. >> we still have big problems. there is still portugal, and spain could flare up again. we do not have a sustainable response mechanism. >> the e.u. and imf are supporting ireland with 82
billion year rose, and germany is contributing 6 billion year rose of the total. germany's finance minister says there is hardly any choice but to pay up. -- are supporting ireland with 82 billion euros. >> if we cannot successfully protected european common currency, there will be incalculable social and economic consequences for germany. this would also affect germany's budgets. >> but there is a common goal for all parties in europe's debt crisis -- to restore confidence in the eurozone. >> for more on how the markets in germany performed, we spoke to our correspondent at the frankfurt stock exchange. here is her summary of the day's action. >> the ongoing european debt crisis is driving investors into the safe haven of the u.s. dollar, despite the rescue package for ireland.
investors are not convinced that the rescue package has contained contagion risk for other eurozone member states. there is risk on the bond markets for spanish, italian, and portuguese debts. those are rising, and could default swaps are on the rise. turbulent times for porsche are over. the carmaker has posted a profis in the last three months, mainly because of good sales of their models. >> let us take a look at market numbers in more detail, beginning in frankfurt. the dax index closed in negative territory at 66.97. a similar picture for the stock's 50. the figure was 2669 at the end of the day's trading. the dow is also in negative territory, a bit over a third of a percent in-at 11,051.
the euro is trading 3115. despite the eurozone problem, and germany's economic problem continues. that is good news for businesses. personal bankruptcies are on the rise. >> germany's economy is in recovery mode, but many people have yet to benefit. this year, private bankruptcies are scheduled to speak for a total of 112,000 cases. that is nearly an 11% rise over 2009, and there is no shortage of reasons. >> for one thing, there are the consequences of higher unemployment in 2009, the cost of pensions is rising, and running a household is more expensive. you could say that that is becoming entrenched. we have more and more young people becoming insolvent, and
they are having real problems. >> things are looking better on the commercial front. company insolvencies are expected to shrink by 2.5% by the end of this year. economists say this trend will continue into 2011. >> the eurozone economy is set to slow next year. spending cuts will pick up again in 2012, boosted by a private demand. that is what the european commission said monday. it's twice yearly economic forecast -- executives said growth in the single currency area was slowed to 1.5% in 2011 from 1.7% this year. it will rebound to 1.8% in 2012. the main engine of growth was germany. >> thank you. delegates are gathered in cancun, mexico for a u.n. summit on climate change. the talks are not expected to
achieve a breakthrough on a new agreement to fight global warming. the u.n. is concerned about the continued rise in carbon emissions, notably from coal plants and the growing number of cars on the road. it is hoping for progress on funding renewable energy, deforestation, and aiding development -- aiding developing countries. a snowstorm has blanketed large parts of southern germany, snarling traffic and grounding flights. commuters around munich had to deal with 15 centimeters of snow. snowplows had a hard time keeping roads clear. more than 100 flights were canceled at the main airport, and dozens more have been delayed. forecasters are predicting plummeting temperatures across much of northern and central europe. germany's women's soccer team has high hopes for their world cup next year, not least because germany will be hosting the tournament. the drop for the group face took
place in frankfurt today after the initial stage show with live music. the organizers made picks up who will face whom in the first stage of the championship. as well as being the host team, the german side will also be defending the title they won in 2007. let us take a look at how things are moving for next year. germany are in group play, alongside canada, nigeria, and france. group b hits japan against new zealand, mexico, and england. in group c, the u.s., north korea, north columbia, and sweden. in group d, australia, norway, and a "real guinea. -- ecuador -- equitorial
guinea. some of the teams are separated before the draw. i assume those were the strongest teams? >> those teams were seated. that is what the fed does. he the best teams apart to make them -- those teams were seeded. that is what fifa does. they keep the best teams apart to make the matches were interesting in the final. norway were former winners of the tournament. the american group is interesting because they come up against north korea, which will politically always be an interesting game. germany has a pretty easy group. you never can be too sure in this competition. they have an interest in the opening game against canada, which will be tough. that will kickstart the competition well with a win against canada. >> germany does have a pretty talented players. but it does not always get the attention it deserves. do you think this tournament is likely to provide the spark that could lead to more widespread
public interest in women's soccer? >> that are hoping that is the case, but i have to say women's soccer has gained in popularity over recent years. a lot of the women's team have signed lucrative advertising contracts and make a good living out of football. but the cuts are not there for domestic games. internationally, it is a different story. in 2006, the weapons -- the men's world cup -- people will tune in. however, i do not think it will be as successful on the men's on the women's football side. but it will give the boost of increased appeal in germany and across the globe, i think. >> thank you for being with us here in the studio. that is it for the news, but stay with us because we will be right back with our top story, and also with more news information.
>> welcome back. an angry white house has ordered a government review of how the agency said could sensitive information. the quarter million classified cables released by the wikileaks web site and the partners contained not only a unflattering assessment of foreign leaders, but also revelations about sensitive political issues. saudi arabia pressure the u.s. to bomb iran. the chinese directed an intrusion into gogol's computer systems. the u.s. tried to remove highly enriched iranian -- uranium from pakistan out of fear it could fall into the wrong hands. that is just for starters. there is consternation in foreign capitals and crisis management in washington.
>> that are an impressive double act on the political stage -- president barack obama and secretary of state hillary clinton. on the face of it, washington is seeking increased harmony with other nations, particularly russia. but in the late correspondence, diplomats described dmitry medvedev as pale and hesitant and accused him of playing robin to vladimir putin's batman. the revelations are certainly embarrassing. other lakes are more damaging. some documents show that hillary clinton personally tasked her staff with spying on high- ranking un representatives including secretary-general bank ki moon. clinton asked for personal information. data should include e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, fingerprints, facial images, dna, and i respect --
iris scams. -- scans. before it can close guantanamo bay in cuba, the u.s. must find countries willing to take in inmates. the leaked corespondents shows slovenian diplomats were offered a personal meeting with president obama in exchange for taking in a prisoner. delete cables also convey the scope of concern in the middle east over the prospect of iranians acquiring nuclear weapons. the reveal that saudi arabia urged a u.s. military strike on iran. documents "the egyptian president as describing iran in these words. "they are fat lyres and justify their lives because the belief it is for a higher purpose. bomb iran, or live with an iranian bomb." during the recent escalation between the two koreas, china renewed support for p'yongyang.
but china is frustrated with kim jong il and would welcome the united peninsula under south korean control. wikileaks whistleblowing has been condemned by washington, but that is unlikely to limit the diplomatic fallout arising from the breach. >> for some analysis of just how bad that fallout is, let us go to a member of the german marshall fund in washington. many of these revelations are embarrassing, but what goes beyond that? where you see the worst real damage for u.s. policy and security? >> in a number of areas. first of all, the breach of confidentiality, so you cannot have honest and frank discussions with leaders. the although they have to be very careful about what they said. -- they all know they have to be very careful about what they say. the middle east is a sensitive situation and you have leaders speaking frankly about each other.
that will cause problems in their own streets. that is damaging. the other damage is that you mentioned the fact that the state department was not collecting information about foreign diplomats and others, which i think damages their role entirely. diplomacy is based upon trust and on keeping in your role as a diplomat. this is a role for spies. i think the state department will be deeply embarrassed by this. they are not very good at it either. what is damaging is that american officials cannot speak honestly to each other or write to each other about their assessments. even now, people have been afraid about putting things in writing in the white house and state department. that will damage our analysis and foreign policy because people will be careful about what they are putting in writing. >> wikileaks provided some media with these documents in advance. the new york times, for example, has published a very elaborate justification for why it has decided to make these cables
public. what do you think? do the benefits justify the costs? >> my view is that it is not the role of the media to keep government secrets. it is the role of the government to protect its own secrets. if the media gets this information, as long as it is not compromising inside sources in terms of spying operations or that sort of thing, or anti- terrorist activities, i do not see why the media has a will to protect the government from its own mistakes and its own incompetence. >> thank you very much for being with us. german foreign minister westerwelle, who dispatches described as a vain, say it is difficult to assess the damage the leaks can cause. he said the disparaging characterization of him was not any worse than what he reads regularly in german media. >> the german chancellor and
barack obama at the g-20 summit in seoul this month. they spoke of their close working relationship. behind the scenes, u.s. diplomats in berlin had cabled home and unflattering view of angela marco. -- merkel. when cornered, she can be tenacious, but is risk averse and rarely creative. the berlin embassy nicknamed her teflon merkel, noting that little criticism stuck to the chancellor. but diplomats did see her as a dependable ally. westerwelle came in for harsher criticism. he is described in 2009 as incompetent in foreign affairs, and his views on the u.s. are called into question. he is also described as somewhat arrogant, comparing him to a former german prime minister, one cable said he is no
genscher. that came from u.s. ambassador philip murphy, who is now engaged in damage control. >> i am proud of the personal relationship i have with him, and more importantly with our general relationship with him, the foreign ministry, and the coalition. we work seamlessly together on a range of complicated stuff, which makes this more anchoring to me, because the world will not wait for us. >> there is more criticism for other top figures. the bavarian premier is described as populist and unpredictable. there are reservations about interior minister and mekel ally inhe fight against teorism. th rightt aremoat was a weirdice least r issues havtic corps.
has run a second-hand car dealerip per rting vehicles from europe and the u-s to r by the middle of next year his business could change - asy be able to import cheap foreign-made vehicles from belarus. >>testov: next year the situation will have more clarity and we willrs to belarus without any tax duties....
>>...belarus is ouneighbour and a good partner and we have a lot of common interests in the past years of the soviet union era, the import of cars outsidruial beneficial." >>reporter: that's because belarus has lower taxes for imported used cars tha >>in fact -- customs duties on all goods tradetwese o count- and kazakhstan will be equal by january 2012. >>antonenko: this is really the first attempt of some sort of economic integration within l otast-soviet space, about it for a very long time. and now we see for the first time certain results are being attempted. clearly it is not entirely fully successful enterprise yet, partly because there are still a lot of outstandi i >>reporter for kazakhstan - it wants to use its resources in vast areas - it is a springboard to tap into a newmarket, aopation ten times its size.
>>ss we want to create a single competitive room for all the enterprises within the union, which gives thssity e more competitive and to go to the market of each other, using the same rules andconditions. and i think th ive iornt >>reporter: ...not just for kazakhstan but for russia and belarus who have also signed up...to a vast trading bloc that will account for the lives and businesses of more than 170 million people. >>by july 1st, 2011 the entire customs control will move from domestic borders to the external perimeter. >>yenikeyeff: i think for these countries they are searching for their role in the global ecom ihi ts th key issue, a global economy which is changing tremendously especially with the rise of china. ithink in a way they are trying to find their space and to try and bring their resources toth ird tfi
a space between europe and asia. >>reporter: an icy place -- st petersburg contrasted recently with increasingly warming economic relations between ex-soviet states antheir respective leaders. >>with every meeting and official document signed -- the customs union -- like the early days of theeuropean union, nafta or asean - is now a step closer. >>putin: its launch has bought tangible benefits to concrete enterprises and whole sectors ofhecomy- cerating the process of the post crisis recovery. the next logical goal is the integration and creation of the single economicpa wh ee movement of goods, services and labour. >>poer with a collective gdp expected
to reach two trillion dollars, ththe unieacun for more than 80 percent of the former soviet union's economic output. >>this is the reason why overseas investors - from new zealand to vietnam -- are now interested in this new bloc. >>easen: the customs union encompasses a common market that stretches from here, st petersburg, all the way to the borders of china. it's a move that the nation's leaders hope will boost new trade and sissrtrspshasp across borders. the challenge now is how the customs union will in reality achieve this. >>yenikeyeff: they are pursuing different agendas at the end of the day. russia is interested in strengthening itsrole in the former common soviet space. belarus is interested in discounted products, hydrocarbon products ... ...and kazakhstan is interested in getting access to global energy marketanotr rks for its other produce such as wheat.
>>ziemba: the customs union is one of a series of gradually opening up, trying to boost markets, trying to develop new dustries a is part of a long term goal of increasing the competitiveness of what has been a very state driven economy. >>reporter: keen to modernise and diversify -- russia, belarus and kazakhstan hope this new unionill breathe life into their economies.... >>yet no hint of their collective accession to the wto. >>massimov: the whole world will pay more attention for this customs union and for this single economic union and more economic interest, more foreign directnvestment, more interest will be on this formation, but we need some achievable results. if some achievable results will be visible then more countries will be interested to join. >>reporter: those results will come through businesses like vasily's and others that will soon be able to trade more
easily across borders. >>yet there's a warning -- with more openness also comes more competition. >>on president obama's recent trip to india, along with announcing 10 billion dollars worth of tradedeals, he met some of the country's leading industrial figures. among them was anand mahindra, headof mahindra and mahindra, the flagship company of the multi-billion dollar mahindra group. our executive editor alan friedman caught up with him and began by asking about the real significance of theus president's visit... >>hindra: it was, i have to say the predominant goal that came across was business. and it was business but driven i think by political compulsions. i was scratching my head alan to figure out why would president obama agree to keep to this commitment of coming to india just three short days after his election. and wouldn't he be risking further the wrath of the america public for taking his eye off
the domestic issues. but i think what he did very skilfully was spark off a long overdue romance with the american business community. it was almost as if india was the local for the shooting of a film that was essentially american because he was talking to his american businessmen and he brought an unprecedented number of american businessmen with him here. jeff immelt, people like that were saying you know, even though the previous regime was business friendly, we were never asked in such numbers to come. so i think in a sense he romanced the business community of america in india. >>friedman: interesting, interesting - and you were talking to the president about some of your ventures including electric cars? tell me about that. >>mahindra:
well specifically about electric cars because the roundtable that i participated in, it was a small roundtable just before he went onto the us ibc large conference. and where i came in was under the alternative fuels because we had very recently brought over india's largest electric car maker calledreva and i think he was very interested in seeing how american technology had played a role in our success. so that's what i was explaining to him. >>friedman: moving along to the indian economy itself, columnists warn that growth in china and india from thesehigh levels is going to slow over the next year or two. has that troubled you? is that true? how doyou feel about prospects for the economy? >>mahindra: well, you know, let's be very honest. we are virtually one generation behind china in terms of our growth trajectory. china started liberalizing in 1985, our liberalization started in you know, much after that. india is just beginning this upward climb. so i don't see growth in fact slowing in indiain the next year. i see it accelerating
>>friedman: now you are a harvard business school graduate and you know america quite well. what would you do seen from asia, seen from india, what would you do if you were running the american economy to try to help the americans to pull out of this quagmire. >>mahindra: well i'm not sure i would chase after that job opportunity right now alan but it's not exactly the most desirable job in the world. but i actually - let me contradict myself. if i was offered this jobtoday i think i'd take it because i think the hard yards are done. whoever had to pay for the recession and the meltdown has paid, president obama's already paid for what's perceived as two lacklustre years in office. but if you look at the data right now, i believe the american economy was alreadyturning, it just hasn't been perceived as yet. i've always been bullish. i've always said the american economy will probably recover faster than most of europe. so far i look like i was making the wrong bet but if you look at the results, general motors announced a record profit, quarterly profit yesterday.
if you look at the employment figures, they're finally beginning to turn. so i actually believe a great time to take off. you wouldn't have to do too much - just let the quantitative easing continue, let the natural american propensity to spend continue and i think you're on the verge of amild turnaround in the us. >>friedman: let's hope you're right. you acquired in the last year satyam, the software company. tell us a bit about that and how that's going? >>mahindra: these are the great opportunities you look for when perhaps a crisis hits but if you go in there andyou access what's the worst that could happen from here? and then you pay for the business based onwhat's the worst that could happen. and if the business has a fundamental premise or value proposition and then you just clean out whatever caused the problem previously. and frankly when you have ascam or something to do with poor governance, that's the easiest to clear up. for us it was a very clear risk analysis and i think
we are now profiting from the business getting back on track. >>friedman: let me ask you this then, what did you pay for satyam and what do you think it'll eventually be worth to you. >>well, you know, we paid well below a billion dollars for a company that we knew would have a minimum of a billion dollars revenue and that's a fairly good price to pay for a business that was globaland had very high quality services. >>friedman: what's the fastest growing part of the mahindra group. is it tractors, is it software, is it vehicles? >>mahindra: i'm delighted you asked me because i can always give a question that will sound counterintuitive butit's mahindra finance. our finance company is - which is frankly arguably the largest rural non-banking finance company in private sector in india today is growing at i think top line grew about 80 per cent, its bottom line in the recently declared quarter grew around 50 per cent. we are today the second largest financier of suzuki vehicles, the market leader
in india. and we built a fat pipe to the rural areas, which is the future market of india. and we're providing low-cost home loans, we'reproviding mutual funds, we're providing bespoke insurance to the growing rural market and the market is getting close to 2 billion dollars of this company and frankly as i said, the market price is virtually - i mean it's more than double, almost tripled in the last year. >>friedman: you recently made a more publicised donation of ten million dollars to harvard, what was that about? >>mahindra: well, the ties to harvard as far as my family is concerned have been long and very deep. my father graduated from there in '46 as an undergraduate, harvard college. and i graduated from the college in'77 and then i went onto the business school where i was class of '81 but what was my special experience in the university was my undergraduate experience because i finished school in india at age 15and in the system here you're
expected at 15 to know exactly what you're going to do for the rest of your life which is ridiculous frankly and the only system in the world which understands what people at that age need to do is the american liberal arts system which allows young people the time to explore the wonders of education across a wide variety of fields. that is what i benefited from in avery significant mode. so i was in a full scholarship for four years and i have always intended to give back to the university and i am delighted that i was able to do that. >>friedman: and you've created a humanitarian centre in honour of your mother? >>mahindra: well the centre was always in existence alan. it in fact a few years ago, it was taken over another person of indian knowledge, professor homi bhabha, who came to harvard via university of chicago andhas quite a - a very solid reputation not only for his teaching of english, but for his helmsman ship of the humanities centre.
and when my mother passed away last year, i said homi, i'm looking for a way to give back and i'm looking for an opportunity to name something after my mother. and he saidhave i got an offer for you. and we talked a lot, i went and looked into it, we discussed it for a year and discussed the programme and i'm delighted that early next year it will be renamed the mahindra humanities centre. >>still to come on world business... >>half of modern marriages end in failure and a whole industry has sprung up to cater for the business of divorce >>and the computer system making life a little easier for football scouts >>from the internet to the back of the net.... and the rest in just a moment on world business...
>>in western europe the number of divorces has increased three fold over the past thirty years. while a breakup can be a traumatic experience for those involved, it has created a whole new industry for businesses helping couples muddle through their break up and then get on with the rest of their lives. >>reporter: sophie and eric married last year and have invited some friends over to celebrate the anniversary. it's just as well they haven't been put off by their friends. bruno here is on his second marriage. marie and jean marie are a new couple - both are divorcees. same thing with christophe and his girlfriend. in fact nearly half of the guests have gone through a divorce. >>and in fact statistics show that is the new norm. one in two marriages in french cities now end i >>taboos related to divorce have disappeared. take the french president - nicholas sarkozy twice divorced - is - currently
married to a far younger ex supermodel carla bruni. >>bockman: while a divorce is rarely a pleasant experience for those involved, businesses are now waking up to the stark reality that relationship breakdown represents a multi billion dollar marketing opportunity for them at least. >>reporter: this trade show in paris is a first. called the "divorce and new beginning expo" its brought together more than a hundred different businesses all looking to profit from heartbreak. >>gaumet: of course getting divorced has created a business opportunity but nobody accuses doctors of profiting from the illness of their patients. what we are doing is bringing together businesses from all walks of life under one roof to help people at a difficult point in their life. >>reporter: money and custody are still the key sticking point in around 60 percent of separations. so it's no surprise lawyers and tax accountants are on hand. their advice is eagerly
accepted here because it'sfree. in their offices can cost up to 280 dollars an hour. >>veronique: my divorce is extremely complicated because there is the problem of property that has to be settled today i am so caught up over the issues of my separation that everything to do with giving myself a new look, a new start on life and the rest will have to wait. >>reporter: even private detectives are on hand to offer their services. handy to find out if an ex husband is visiting five star hotels while claiming he is broke. >>fondrillon : people cheat and lie. they want to give up as little as possible in a divorce. my role is often to see if someone is working or not and whether they are being paid under the table. >>reporter: for those who have signed the divorce papers - the next step is getting on with the rest of their lives. and there are plenty of businesses to look after that side too. whether it's giving your new bachelor pad
a jazzy look or toning up your body after the separation blues. and that can cost anything from a few hundred dollars to several thousand. >>blanco: if you let yourself go and refuse to look in the mirror out of self denial that spells trouble. to be able to love someone again you have to like yourself again and look after yourself. >>reporter: therapists and relationship counsellors are also on hand to help people learn from marriage setbacks. 80 percent of divorces are now instigated by women, leaving men looking for answers. >>gerald: by coming here i have been given the keys if you will to restart my life. i do not know how to use the keys yet and which door to open but now i can at least try and advance. >>reporter: around a third of the businesses provide match making opportunities. companies like pasta party which brings together 50 new divorcees to meet people of a similar age with similar interests. meeting over dinner in groups means less pressure, but also no opportunity to photoshop your looks like
you can online. >>there is no guarantee you will meet a love interest but it's the first step in getting out into the new world of dating again. >>henry: i don't think of it as a money making venture. it's an opportunity to help people have a good time and to help them increase their circle of friends. >>reporter: meanwhile our newlyweds have moved out of the city and are renovating an old farmhouse. it will costthousands of euros and take up all their weekends but as the saying goes love is blind. >>across the globe, football is a multimillion dollar business but as pressure grows on clubs to both trim their squads and balance their books, unearthing quality players has never been more important. which is why more and more clubs' scouting departments are turning to technology to help them track down the game's top talent.
>>reporter: thursday morning training for league english league one team brighton and hove albion....a side led by a man who firmly believes in the importance of having a solid scouting programme... >>poyet: i'm convinced. 100% sure that today the most important thing for a manager is to get the right players. and that is through scouting. >>reporter: 250 miles, and two divisions away...the millionaires of manchester city limber up. the squad's valued at around $450m, but with a full time scouting department of 20...the club is constantly on the lookout for fresh talent... >>fallows: we look at everything from senior football to local scouting of 7, 8, 9 year olds. >>reporter: backed by a multibillionaire, and given that in the last transfer window, the club spent around $200m, the temptation is to think that city's scouting programme largely revolves around waving a fat chequebook. but here they still regard good
scouting as being crucial to the clubs financial health... >>fallows: if we find the right players at an earlier age they are going to cost the club a lot less money. also what we aim to do is save the club that money in every single transfer window by keeping away the 20, 30 m players that might be wrong for the club. >>reporter: according to uefa, 50% of europe's clubs are now losing money every year, and spending thru the lasttransfer window in the big 5 leagues was down 30%. in short, discovering cheap talent is becoming increasingly important, as are the tools to do so. which is where the scout7 system comes into play. >>jamison: we monitor 165 leagues. we've got over 20000 players within the system, from all levels... >>reporter: so whether you're a 15 year old in a belgium junior league ...or a paraguayan international playing in the bundesliga...you...and
a bunch of your statistics will probably be on it... >>jamison: he comes from south america, we have got his complete history here and we have a list of the coacheswe have worked with over the years. >>reporter: in the simplest terms, scout7 brings together vast amounts of standardized information, into one easily accessible, online location... >>aranalde: someone recommends you a player. you go to the system, put in his name...and if he's not in the system you better forget about him. >>ansell: what we have now...is a very scientific approach. all the records of a player over the last 10 years. all the games they've played...whether they were on the pitch...whether they got booked...sent off. whether they scored. whether there was a clean sheet. >>fallows: it's 24/7. it's the only member of our dept that doesn't sleep. it's absolutely vital for us. >>reporter: with the premier league now limiting squads to 25, and uefa demanding that all clubs basically stop losing money by 2015...teams now want as much information as possible before shelling out on transfer targets... >>reporter: scout7 now even incorporates
wikipedia to delve into a players past. sometimes wiki-accuracy is dubious but more traditional sources of player information, such as football agents hardly have stellar reputations either... >>poyet: i never see an agent who says...my player...he's not very good. >>jamison: you've got agents knocking on the door all the time and they've all got the best player... >>reporter: at 9 years old...the programme now also includes video...and offers over 300 games a week from around the world... >>reporter: scout7 has 85% market share of the top leagues of germany, holland, france and the uk, where 75% of the premiership's clubs now use the software. but of course discovering less tangible aspects of a players makeup, such as his attitude, remains something of a dark art...which is why scouts will still always try to watch a player in a variety of different situations... >>fallows: how does he perform after an international game, after
he's had to travel a long distance? >>poyet: different games. home and away. >>fallows: how does he perform coming back from injury? >>poyet: easy games and a very difficult one. >>fallows: maybe when his teams just been defeated... >>poyet: to see the reaction. >>reporter: today you can gather all manner of player statistics...on everything from passing success to tacklesmade. rating players on their stats is of course commonplace in sports like baseball, cricket and gridiron...but football is a more fluid game, so just how big a role could statistics ultimately playin the buying decisions of europe's clubs..? >>ansell: it's a bit like a car. you can look at all the statistics but you wouldn't buy it unless you drove it. >>fallows: i don't think it would ever replace the actual nature of going to matches to see players perform andmake judgements on instinct. >>reporter: although instinct alone has hardly proved infallible...and while scouts picture of past performance is becoming ever clearer...one thing that is 100% certain...predicting whether you've found a phenomenon, or a fraud...will remain very difficult...indeed... >>aranalde: you wonder how did this player end up playing for us.