It’s an issue that wasn’t officially on the World Economic Forum’s agenda, but Britain’s EU membership became one of the hot topics in Davos after PM David Cameron gave a speech pledging to hold a referendum on the UK's relationship with the EU by 2017. To discuss what this means for British and European business, Markus Karlsson speaks to Sir Roger Carr, President of the Confederation of British Industry.
Russia is playing a big part at this year’s World Economic Forum. PM Dmitry Medvedev is among the political leaders who made the trip to Davos and Moscow currently holds the G20 presidency. However, the country’s image as an investment destination is still hampered by concerns of corruption. For more on this issue, Markus Karlsson speaks to Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund.
Markus Karlsson sits down with one of France’s most outspoken corporate leaders, Christophe De Margerie, the CEO of oil giant Total, at the World Economic Forum in Davos. They discuss the risks for foreign companies in Algeria after the In Amenas terrorist attack, the war in Mali, shale gas fracking and oil prices in 2013.
It's been two years since former President Ben Ali was ousted. Tunisian unemployment remains higher than before the Arab Spring. There are also warnings that political infighting could weigh the economy down. To talk about the cost of the revolution, Markus Karlsson is joined by Mustafa Kamel Nabli, former Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia.
Once again, the World Bank has cut its growth projections. The outlook is gloomy for developed economies in general, and the eurozone in particular. And how will developing countries fare in 2013? Markus Karlsson talks to the lead author of the World Bank's Global Economic Prospects, Andrew Burns.