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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 : 2012-07-30

Patrick Artus, Chief economist at Natixis

Recent job cuts at PSA Peugeot-Citroën, Air France, and Alcatel-Lucent have all shocked France, raising fears the country is losing its industry. Meanwhile, is Africa the rising continent? After decades of slow growth, the IMF predicts 6% growth across the continent in 2012. Patrick Artus, Chief economist at Natixis, discusses all these issues in The Business Interview.

By Catherine Nicholson

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Clement King Man Kwok, CEO, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels

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2014-08-07 eurozone

Ludovic Subran, Chief Economist, Euler Hermes

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2014-09-05 French economy

Switzerland tops World Economic Forum global competitiveness report

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