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

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Decision makers in Deauville: The 10th annual Women’s Forum

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Tackling the taboo of infertility in Cameroon

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Beyond Kobani: Jihadists resist strikes in Syria and gain ground in Iraq

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Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somalian president

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Nigeria: Reports of ceasefire between government and Boko Haram

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Might #BringBackOurGirls have worked?

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Video tackles prejudice towards West African as Ebola spreads

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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.

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Latest update : 2012-07-11

Verone Mankou, founder, VMK Congo and inventor of Way-C tablet

His home country is considered of the most difficult places in the world to do business. But Verone Mankou has blazed a trail as the man who created Africa’s first tablet – a gadget for people who cannot afford Apple’s iPad. At a special summit in Gabon dedicated to African business, he tells France 24 business editor Owen Fairclough the story of the Way-C.

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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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