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Khaled Diab: Debunking myths about Islam

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Washington DC votes to raise minimum wage for waiting staff

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At least 18 killed in Abidjan floods from heavy rains

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Trump's anti-Merkel Twitter tirade

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Ten days to save Merkel? German leader under pressure over border policy

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Alarmingly high rates of HIV among China's youth

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THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

A weekly interview with a personality from the world of business or economics. Every Thursday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-08-29

Valérie Plagnol, Chief Economist France, Crédit Suisse Private Banking

Big Ben has spoken... Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the US economy is still bleeding after the financial crisis. He spoke at Jackson Hole in Wyoming during a forum that brings together the world's top central bankers. Markets were looking for clues Bernanke's willing to take action to prop up the American economy. To help us decipher what was said, Markus Karlsson talks to Valérie Plagnol, Chief Economist France at Crédit Suisse Private Banking.

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1970-01-01 Markus KARLSSON

Will the UK stay in the EU?

The British election wasn't the nail-biter many had expected. The Conservative party won a majority in the House of Commons, which means they will be able to govern on their own....

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1970-01-01 Markus KARLSSON

Eurozone: Is low growth the new norm?

The European recovery is picking up pace. New figures from the European Commission this week suggest that growth in the eurozone will be stronger than first thought, on the back...

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1970-01-01 Markus KARLSSON

Demand for diamonds 'softening': De Beers CEO Mellier

For the past few months, the diamond market has been less than sparkling, forcing mining giant Anglo American, which owns De Beers, to scale down its production targets. However,...

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1970-01-01 Markus KARLSSON

Akinwumi Adesina: 'Real challenge' for African economies is obtaining 'inclusive growth'

Akinwumi Adesina is the outgoing agriculture minister of Nigeria, Africa's largest economy. He is also a candidate to become the next president of the African Development Bank....

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1970-01-01 Markus KARLSSON

'Liberalism is a French tradition', says France's most liberal man

Liberalism is a somewhat dirty word in France. It's often associated with capitalism and the "laissez-faire" of market deregulation that led to the financial crisis. Gaspard...

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