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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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2015-02-26 economy

'We need to constantly renew ourselves', says CEO of Lego

Lego saw a 15% rise in profits in 2014, with sales up partly thanks to the success of the Lego movie. Markus Karlsson speaks to the CEO of the Danish toy maker. Jorgen Vig...

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2015-02-12 economy

Climate change: 'Business as usual is dead' says Philippe Joubert, chair of the Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group

'Business as usual is dead' says Philippe Joubert, former President of Alstom Power, the French energy engineering firm. He is now the chair of the Prince of Wales's Corporate...

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2015-02-05 economy

Falling oil prices offer the opportunity to diversify, says Nigeria's finance minister

Global oil prices have fallen sharply, leading to significant revenue shortfalls in many energy exporting nations, such as Nigeria. For Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the country's finance...

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2015-01-29 cyberspace

Eugene Kaspersky: Cyber attacks on critical infrastructure 'just a question of time'

Eugene Kaspersky is the chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Labs, one of the biggest cybersecurity companies in the world. FRANCE 24 caught up with him in Davos. Two months after the...

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2015-01-24 world economy

Sir Martin Sorrell: Brexit referendum would be ‘very damaging for UK economy’

Sir Martin Sorrell is concerned about the outcome of the British general election. Sorrell, the CEO of WPP, the world's largest advertising company, believes that holding a...

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