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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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2014-09-11 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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2014-08-07 eurozone

Ludovic Subran, Chief Economist, Euler Hermes

Where is the European economic recovery? Will the eurozone be able to get back on its feet? Markus Karlsson asks Ludovic Subran, chief economist at insurer Euler Hermes.

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