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Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Former member of the ECB Executive Board

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.

By Markus KARLSSON

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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

Demand for diamonds 'softening': De Beers CEO Mellier

For the past few months, the diamond market has been less than sparkling, forcing mining giant Anglo American, which owns De Beers, to scale down its production targets. However,...

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2015-04-23 Economic growth

Akinwumi Adesina: 'Real challenge' for African economies is obtaining 'inclusive growth'

Akinwumi Adesina is the outgoing agriculture minister of Nigeria, Africa's largest economy. He is also a candidate to become the next president of the African Development Bank....

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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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