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THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Latest update : 2012-02-06

Floriane de Saint Pierre, Founder and President of Floriane de Saint Pierre & Associés

Chanel, Elie Saab and Dior strutted their stuff during Paris Fashion Week last month. But they're part of a shrinking crowd: brands that make "Haute Couture" collections. Though considered the heart and soul of French fashion, there are predictions Haute Couture is going out of style. Markus Karlsson speaks to Floriane de Saint Pierre, who specialises in finding designers and executives for fashion brands and luxury goods firms.

By Markus KARLSSON

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2014-08-21 Hong Kong

Clement King Man Kwok, CEO, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels

The Hong Kong-based Peninsula Hotels group has made its first foray into Europe with the opening of a luxury hotel in Paris. Markus Karlsson went there to meet its CEO, Clement...

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2014-08-28 Manuel Valls

Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, Vice President of French business lobby MEDEF

France is having its "sick man of Europe" moment. Unemployment is more than 10% and the country has not managed two successive quarters of economic growth since President...

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2014-08-07 eurozone

Ludovic Subran, Chief Economist, Euler Hermes

Where is the European economic recovery? Will the eurozone be able to get back on its feet? Markus Karlsson asks Ludovic Subran, chief economist at insurer Euler Hermes.

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2014-09-05 French economy

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The World Economic Forum has just published its major annual report on global competitiveness. Switzerland tops the WEF's ranking, for the sixth consecutive year, followed by...

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2014-09-04 business

Stéphane Richard, CEO of Orange

Stéphane Richard, CEO of French telecoms market leader Orange, tells France 24's Markus Karlsson that after an almost 3-year-long price war, the French telecommunications market...

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