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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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2017-01-19 Business

Davos Debate: Getting a fair share from multinationals

As business leaders, policymakers and NGOs gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, FRANCE 24 brings you a special debate on how countries should tax multinational companies....

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2017-01-19 tax evasion

Davos Debate: Getting a fair share from multinationals (part 2)

As business leaders, policymakers and NGOs gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, FRANCE 24 brings you a special debate on how countries should tax multinational companies....

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2017-01-19 Adama Barrow

Showdown in Gambia: Foreign troops at border as Jammeh refuses to go (part 1)

West Africa's been here before. The tiny nation of Gambia has two presidents after the winner of a presidential election took the oath in the capital of neighbouring Senegal....

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2017-01-19 Adama Barrow

Showdown in Gambia: Senegalese troops enter as Jammeh refuses to go (part 2)

West Africa's been here before. The tiny nation of Gambia has two presidents after the winner of a presidential election took the oath in the capital of neighbouring Senegal....

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2017-01-17 Brexit

Hard Brexit, here we come: The blowback against globalisation (part 2)

So Brexit really does mean Brexit. Theresa May has ruled out a deal that allows the UK to keep its place inside the EU's single market - a divorce whose strategy rests on lower...

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