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The Jewish community's place in French society

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John Cameron Mitchell on his new film 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties'

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Iran's water crisis

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Residents of southern Lebanon live in fear of another war

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Turning pain into hope: Rwanda's children of rape

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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 : 2012-03-06

Philippe Manière, Founder and CEO of Footprint Consultants

As the countdown continues to the French presidential election, official figures paint a gloomy picture of the French economy. So is it "the economy, stupid", as Bill Clinton said when he ran for US president in the 1990s? Can the same be said of the 2012 French presidential election? Philippe Manière, a French economist and CEO of a media consulting company helps us decipher the economic challenges behind the upcoming poll.

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2015-05-14 European Union

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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2015-05-07 eurozone

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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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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