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Rating agencies: are they too powerful? (part 2)

It's human nature to want to blame someone when things go wrong, and that might explain why officials in Europe and the United States are pointing the finger at the debt ratings agencies. Some say the ratings agencies are making a bad situation worse...but aren't the folks at S&Ps, Fitch and Moody's just doing their job?

  • David WEIDNER. Columnist, Wall Street Journal (from New York);
  • Jean-Michel SIX. Chief European Economist, Standard and Poor's;
  • Sara BERTIN. Managing Director, Sovereign Advisory, Société Générale - Former Senior Analyst at Moody's;
  • Philippe d'ARVISENET. Associate Professor of Economics, Paris University - La Sorbonne.

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2014-10-23 Canada

Canada's jihadists : country in shock after spate of attacks (part 2)

Canada is in shock. Twice in three days, recent converts to radical Islam have carried out attacks in this usually peaceful nation. Were this week's attacks avoidable? Will more...

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2014-10-23 Canada

Canada's jihadists : country in shock after spate of attacks

Canada is in shock. Twice in three days, recent converts to radical Islam have carried out attacks in this usually peaceful nation. Were this week's attacks avoidable? Will more...

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2014-10-22 DR Congo

Rape as a weapon of war: How to stop impunity in eastern Congo? (part 2)

One person can make a difference in the fight to stop mass rape in conflict zones. François Picard’s panel includes a colleague of Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege, who has...

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2014-10-22 DR Congo

Rape as a weapon of war: How to stop impunity in eastern Congo?

One person can make a difference in the fight to stop mass rape in conflict zones. François Picard’s panel includes a colleague of Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege, who has...

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2014-10-21 crime

Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime? (part 2)

A five-year sentence; at least eight months behind bars before early release. South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced in Pretoria after a trial that...

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