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Dacian Ciolos, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

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Jewellery, a lucrative and rapidly growing sector of the fashion and luxury market

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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.

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THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Latest update : 2012-03-14

Ronald Freeman, Member of the board, Severstal

Is Russia a sweet spot for investors, or a cobweb of corruption and bureaucracy? It follows the election of Vladimir Putin in the Presidential election. The opposition is crying foul, and international observers say the vote was skewed in Putin's favour. To help us understand the money-angle of the story, Markus Karlsson talks to Ronald Freeman from Russian steel company Severstal.

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2014-10-16 economy

Euny Hong, Author of 'The Birth of Korean Cool'

South Korea is cool. Even Barack Obama has acknowledged it. In the space of just a few decades, it's gone from one of the poorest countries to one of the world's richest. At the...

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2014-10-09 economy

Jean Peyrelevade, Investment banker, Aforge Degroof Finance France

Markus Karlsson talks to French banker Jean Peyrelevade about Manuel Valls' visit to London this week, where the French Prime minister declared his government was "pro-business"....

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2014-10-04 economy

Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini

Markus Karlsson speaks to Stephan Winkelmann, the president and CEO of Lamborghini, at the Paris Motor Show. Winkelmann is there to introduce a new hybrid car that is meant to...

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2014-10-02 business

Carlos Tavares, CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroën

The Paris Motor Show is opening at a time when the European car market is revving up again after years of weakness. France's biggest carmaker, PSA Peugeot Citroën, has been...

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2014-09-25 Ebola

Jean-Philippe Prosper, VP of Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean, IFC

How bad will the Ebola outbreak impact West African economies? Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the worst affected. As the death toll rises, the World Bank warns that unless...

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