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Film show: 'A Thousand Times Goodnight', 'My Old Lady' and 'Titli'

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UK election: Health system a key issue in Wales

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Saudi Arabia: Behind the royal family reshuffle

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

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

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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2015-04-30 mining

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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2015-04-23 Economic growth

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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2015-04-16 French economy

'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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2015-04-09 US economy

Joseph Stiglitz: 'America's economy is a failed economy'

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz is a highly influential voice on income inequality. In his 2012 book "The Price of Inequality", he made a compelling argument that the wealth gap...

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2015-03-19 Greece

Nicolas Vernicos: 'The Greek banking system is like a tap without water'

"The Greek banking system is like a tap without water". That's the view of Nicolas A. Vernicos. The president of the International Chamber of Commerce-Hellas calls for help and a...

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