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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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2014-09-18 eurozone

Christian Kastrop, Director of Policy Studies, OECD

The OECD has slashed growth projections in five out of seven leading economies, including the United States and Japan. It says the weak figures from the eurozone are the "most...

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2014-09-11 media

Tyler Brûlé, Founder and Editor-in-chief of Monocle

Markus Karlsson speaks to media entrepreneur and "arbiter of cool" Tyler Brûlé. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Monocle. It started as a magazine in 2007 and has...

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2014-09-13 Iraq

Inger Andersen, Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa, The World Bank

Political turmoil has adversely affected economies in the Middle East and North Africa, from Egypt to the war in Syria to an insurgent offensive in Iraq. Growth rates took a hit...

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2014-08-21 Hong Kong

Clement King Man Kwok, CEO, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels

The Hong Kong-based Peninsula Hotels group has made its first foray into Europe with the opening of a luxury hotel in Paris. Markus Karlsson went there to meet its CEO, Clement...

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2014-08-28 Manuel Valls

Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, Vice President of French business lobby MEDEF

France is having its "sick man of Europe" moment. Unemployment is more than 10% and the country has not managed two successive quarters of economic growth since President...

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