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Meet the French troops hunting jihadists in Sahel

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Middle East: A West Bank town’s fragile rebirth

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Alpha Condé reacts to Dadis Camara's bid to return home

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'We need an American in every train compartment'

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When China sneezes: World markets rattled by Shanghai’s burst bubble (part 2)

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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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2015-05-14 European Union

Will the UK stay in the EU?

The British election wasn't the nail-biter many had expected. The Conservative party won a majority in the House of Commons, which means they will be able to govern on their own....

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2015-05-07 eurozone

Eurozone: Is low growth the new norm?

The European recovery is picking up pace. New figures from the European Commission this week suggest that growth in the eurozone will be stronger than first thought, on the back...

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2015-04-30 mining

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2015-04-23 Economic growth

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2015-04-16 French economy

'Liberalism is a French tradition', says France's most liberal man

Liberalism is a somewhat dirty word in France. It's often associated with capitalism and the "laissez-faire" of market deregulation that led to the financial crisis. Gaspard...

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