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Taiwan on the line: Trump phone call alarms China (part 1)

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Taiwan on the line: Trump phone call alarms China (part 2)

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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.

Watch the first part here.
 

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2016-12-07 Donald Trump

Taiwan on the line: Trump phone call alarms China (part 1)

A congratulatory phone call. Why not answer? What's the worst that can happen? Donald Trump answered the call from Taiwan's nationalist president, a first since Washington...

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2016-12-07 China

Taiwan on the line: Trump phone call alarms China (part 2)

A congratulatory phone call. Why not answer? What's the worst that can happen? Donald Trump answered the call from Taiwan's nationalist president, a first since Washington...

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2016-12-06 FRANCE 24

France 24 turns ten: How to cover a changing world (part 1)

On December 6th, 2006, we flicked the switch on France 24. Yes we have aged, but have we matured? That'll be for you to judge as we look back at the singular events that have...

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2016-12-06 FRANCE 24

France 24 turns ten: How to cover a changing world (part 2)

On December 6th, 2006, we flicked the switch on France 24. Yes we have aged, but have we matured? That'll be for you to judge as we look back at the singular events that have...

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2016-12-01 Europe

Europe's next worry: High stakes in Italy constitutional referendum (part 1)

It's another day of reckoning for Europe this coming Sunday as Italians head to the polls to decide whether or not to reform their post-war constitution. A "No" vote could...

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