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Louis Michel: Some EU countries 'not willing' to take in refugees

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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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2015-04-16 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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2015-04-09 US economy

Joseph Stiglitz: 'America's economy is a failed economy'

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz is a highly influential voice on income inequality. In his 2012 book "The Price of Inequality", he made a compelling argument that the wealth gap...

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2015-03-19 Greece

Nicolas Vernicos: 'The Greek banking system is like a tap without water'

"The Greek banking system is like a tap without water". That's the view of Nicolas A. Vernicos. The president of the International Chamber of Commerce-Hellas calls for help and a...

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2015-03-05 Banking secrecy

2018 'will mark end of banking secrecy in Switzerland': OECD tax chief

From HSBC to McDonald's, tax dodging is back in the media spotlight following a series of revelations in recent weeks. The issue is global and it requires global solutions,...

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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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