Markus Karlsson talks to French architect Reda Amalou. He's the founder of the firm AW² and made a name for himself designing luxury resorts and boutique hotels in countries like Vietnam, Cambodia, Morocco and Turkey.
Is Italy heading back to the future? More political turmoil seems on the cards after Prime Minister Mario Monti said he's stepping down. Monti's predecessor, Silvio Berlusconi, has also announced he wants to make a comeback. This as both investors and ordinary Italians worry about the country's future economic direction. For more, Markus Karlsson talks to Riccardo Barbieri, Chief European Economist at Mizuho International.
Is this Africa's time in the global economy? Markus Karlsson speaks to an economist who says the answer to that question is resounding "yes". Charles Robertson works for the investment bank Renaissance Capital and he is the lead author of a book called "The Fastest Billion".
Is France an investor-friendly country? That question has come into the spotlight after a French minister told a newspaper the world's biggest steel maker, ArcelorMittal, was no longer welcome in France. For more on the potential fallout, Markus Karlsson talks to former French banker Gérard Dussillol. He currently works at the think tank Thomas More Institute in Brussels.