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Going for broke: Could austerity trigger a return to recession?

With growth now slowing even in Germany and China, Jan Randolph of IHS Global Insight warns against 'snuffing out the recovery' with too much (and the wrong kind) of austerity. Our panel debates the risk of a new global recession.

  • Michel MARTINEZ. Chief Economist France, Société Générale ;
  • Balázs EGERT. Economics Department, France/Poland Desk, OECD ;
  • Marjorie ALEXANDRE. Confederal Assistant, International department, Force Ouvrière ;
  • Jan RANDOLPH. Director of Sovereign Risk Analysis, IHS Global Insight (from London);
  • Georges UGEUX. Chairman and CEO, Galileo Global Advisors LLC. Former Group Executive Vice President, New York Stock Exchange (from New York);
  • Michel de FABIANI. President, Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry (by phone from Paris).


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2017-08-16 Donald Trump

US racial tensions: How far should freedom of speech be stretched?

US President Donald Trump has sparked fury after calling some of the participants in the racist Charlottesville rally “very fine people”, blaming also the anti-racist protestors...

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2017-08-14 Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso attack: How to restore security in the Sahel region?

At least 18 people were killed in a terror attack in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Sunday night. Last month, the idea of setting up a five-nation African task force was...

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2017-08-15 India

India and Pakistan mark 70 years of independence: Can the two countries ever reconcile?

Will India and Pakistan ever be friends? As the two countries celebrate 70 years since they gained their independence, India's prime minister has accused Kashmir separatists of...

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2017-08-09 France

Security in France: Is France's "Opération Sentinelle" still working?

A man is currently under arrest after a car drove into a group of soldiers in a western Paris suburb on Wednesday morning. Six soldiers have been injured. All of them were a week...

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2017-08-10 North Korea

US-North Korea tensions: War of words escalates

There's considerable concern in many parts of the world as North Korea and the United States appear engaged in the highest-stakes game of chicken possible, one where the ultimate...

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