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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

Shanta Devarajan, Chief Economist for Africa, World Bank

African business is undergoing a revolution. From huge oil and gas wealth to the rise of a middle class eager to consume, the opportunities for investment seem limitless. But there are plenty of ongoing problems, not least with the concept of an African business model. At the New York Forum Africa in Gabon, the World Bank’s Chief Economist for Africa, Shanta Devarajan, talks to France 24’s business editor Owen Fairclough about the challenges ahead.

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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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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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