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THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Latest update : 2012-02-13

Bernard Fornas, CEO of Cartier International

Valentine's Day is coming up, and if your loved one gives you a present from the brand that Markus Karlsson's guest is in charge of, then you should probably thank your lucky stars. Bernard Fornas is the Chief Executive of Cartier International, the luxury jeweller and watch-maker. It's a sector that has proven resilient in the past few years, especially thanks to rapid growth in Asia.

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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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2015-03-05 Banking secrecy

2018 'will mark end of banking secrecy in Switzerland': OECD tax chief

From HSBC to McDonald's, tax dodging is back in the media spotlight following a series of revelations in recent weeks. The issue is global and it requires global solutions,...

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2015-02-26 economy

'We need to constantly renew ourselves', says CEO of Lego

Lego saw a 15% rise in profits in 2014, with sales up partly thanks to the success of the Lego movie. Markus Karlsson speaks to the CEO of the Danish toy maker. Jorgen Vig...

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