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Davos 2018: Business leaders report record-breaking optimism

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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-08-10

Five years of financial woes

August 9th 2007 is widely accepted as being the day the global financial crisis really got under way. That was the day when French bank BNP Paribas expressed its fears over the subprime mortgage market in the US, starting domino effect of economic misery that is still casting a shadow over most Western countries. Five years on, the Eurozone is still in major trouble and there's little sign of things improving in the near future.

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2018-01-22 Middle East

Syrian refugees still reluctant to return home from Lebanon

According to the UN refugee agency, nearly one million Syrian refugees currently live in Lebanon. With the IS group defeated, the border with Syria has recently reopened, but...

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2018-01-19 Americas

The challenge of clearing Colombia of landmines

One year after Colombia signed a historic peace deal with FARC rebels, a key challenge is to clear the soil of anti-personnel mines and other explosives. After Afghanistan,...

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2018-01-18 Middle East

Rise of sandstorms plagues Middle East

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2018-01-17 Asia-pacific

Why Hong Kong is Asia's electronic garbage dump

Asia is increasingly weighed down by electronic waste and it's in Hong Kong that the situation is the most alarming. The city produces nearly 200,000 tons of electronic waste...

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2018-01-16 Europe

Strict controls behind Denmark's generous unemployment benefits

At just 4.2%, Denmark boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, and those looking for work receive up to 90% of their former salary. However, rigorous controls apply...

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