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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2011-08-05

Rating agencies: are they too powerful?

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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2014-09-29 India

Modi in America: India's Prime minister on triumphant US tour

Narendra Modi's makeover from pariah to guest of honour at the White House will cap a triumphant tour that's seen the Indian Prime minister talk to the UN and a sell-out crowd at...

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2014-09-29 Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests: Pro-democracy movement gets global support

Hong Kong's so-called umbrella protests are snowballing into what's shaping up as one of the biggest challenges to Beijing's authority since the Tiananmen Square protests of...

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2014-09-25 United Nations

The Answer to Jihadism? (part two)

The French cabinet insists it won't be blackmailed after the beheading of a French tourist in Algeria by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group. Meanwhile, the...

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2014-09-25 Turkey

The Answer to Jihadism?

The French cabinet insists it won't be blackmailed after the beheading of a French tourist in Algeria by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group. Meanwhile, the...

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2014-09-24 United Nations

United Against Jihadists? (part 2)

It’s day two of air strikes in Syria, and a big day of speeches at the United Nations annual assembly. Barack Obama's praise for his coalition partners in the fight against the...

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