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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 : 2012-04-02

Lars Thunell, CEO of the International Finance Corporation

They overthrew their dictators. Now they have to fight against corruption and unemployment. How are the North African countries doing since the Arab Spring? Are investors coming back? Markus Karlsson speaks to Lars Thunell. He is the CEO of the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank.

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2014-12-11 eurozone

Rodolfo De Benedetti, Chairman of CIR Group (Compagnie Industriali Riunite)

Markus Karlsson talks to Rodolfo De Benedetti, the chairman of the Italian Group Compagnie Industriali Reunite. They discuss the situation of the eurozone economies.

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2014-12-04 Russia

Vladimir Yakunin, President of Russian Railways

Russia's economy is teetering on the bring of recession, weighed down by a cocktail of Western sanctions, slow global growth and falling oil prices. These difficulties have...

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2014-11-27 eurozone

The 'Stagnation Trap', with Catherine Mann, Chief Economist at the OECD

Without decisive action, the eurozone could get stuck in a "stagnation trap", says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The organisation also warns that...

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2014-11-13 economy

Talal Abu-Gazaleh, the 'Godfather of Arab accounting'

Markus Karlsson speaks to Talal Abu-Gazaleh, known as "the Godfather of Arab accounting". Born in Palestine, he is the founder and Chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Company (TAGCO)...

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2014-11-20 French economy

'Consult-Station', the world's first telehealth booth

Markus Karlsson speaks to general practitioner Franck Baudino and businessman Vincent Hillmayer from the company "Health for Development". H4D has developed a medical booth that...

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