Does US shutdown pose risks to the global economy? Risks of US default worries the IMF more than the budget crisis. To help us decipher it, Markus Karlsson talks to Ludovic Subran, Chief Economist at Euler Hermes.
A decade ago, Africa's finance industry was seen as unexplored. But as African economies come of age, it's billed as a sector with huge potential. Yet, in a fast-changing world there is often turbulence, and our guests know that all too well. Thierry Tanoh is the CEO of Ecobank, Africa's biggest banking network and Edoh Kossi Amenounve is the General of the West African stock exchange BRVM, based in Abidjan in Ivory Coast.
When James Hogan took over as CEO of Etihad Airways in 2006, the carrier flew 1.5 million passengers per year. That figure has now risen to more than ten million. Together with other Gulf carriers, the Abu Dhabi-based airline is also seen to be redrawing the map of the airline industry.
Markus Karlsson talks to the Former President of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet. He's been billed as one of the key architects of the European single currency. He is now the chairman of the influential think-tank, the Bruegel Institute, and also a member of the board at Airbus.