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Latest update : 2011-08-05

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.

Watch the first part here.
 

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2017-05-25 NATO

Trump at NATO: What future for the Atlantic Alliance? (part 2)

US President Donald Trump is this Thursday in a city he once described as a "hellhole" for talks with leaders from an alliance he once called "obsolete". So perhaps it is no...

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2017-05-25 NATO

Trump at NATO: What future for the Atlantic Alliance? (part 1)

US President Donald Trump is this Thursday in a city he once described as a "hellhole" for talks with leaders from an alliance he once called "obsolete". So perhaps it is no...

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2017-05-24 Cannes Film Festival 2017

We'll always have Cannes: World's most famous film festival turns 70 (part 2)

Cannes will always be Cannes. Or so it seems. The world's most famous film festival is celebrating its 70th edition: a frenzied fortnight of screenings, parties and deal-making...

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2017-05-24 Cannes Film Festival 2017

We'll always have Cannes: World's most famous film festival turns 70 (part 1)

Cannes will always be Cannes. Or so it seems. The world's most famous film festival is celebrating its 70th edition: a frenzied fortnight of screenings, parties and deal-making...

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2017-05-23 Manchester arena attack

Manchester attack: What reponse after latest act of terror? (part 2)

The United Kingdom is coming to grips with its worst terror attack since the London transport bombings of 2005. A suicide bomber detonated his improvised explosive device in the...

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