Is France an investor-friendly country? That question has come into the spotlight after a French minister told a newspaper the world's biggest steel maker, ArcelorMittal, was no longer welcome in France. For more on the potential fallout, Markus Karlsson talks to former French banker Gérard Dussillol. He currently works at the think tank Thomas More Institute in Brussels.
There are still plenty of question marks as the eurozone debt crisis rumbles on. Our guest has inside knowledge about what's going on behind closed doors. Italian economist Lorenzo Bini Smaghi is a former member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank. Markus Karlsson gets his point his view.
Plenty of stories paint a gloomy picture of Greece and its economy. But there is nothing gloomy about Greek entrepreneur Paul Efmorfidis. He's the founder of the mattress maker Coco-Mat. His company has seen impressive growth in the past few years, opening new stores at home in Greece, as well as abroad.
In this program we're taking a look at the US presidential campaign from an entrepreneur's perspective. Markus Karlsson talks to a 'serial entrepreneur" - Steven Koltai, CEO of Koltai and Company which provides advise to growth-companies as well as investors. He also designed and led the US-Department's Global Entrepreneurship Programme.
It's been about a year and a half now since the Fukushima disaster in Japan - the largest nuclear accident since Chernobyl. It sparked a global debate on whether or not nuclear power is worth the risk. We've seen both Japan and Germany shut down reactors. Is this the face of things to come in all the major world economies? Tom Burges Watson asks William Magwood, the Commissioner of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.