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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 : 2012-12-12

Charles Robertson, Global Chief Economist, Renaissance Capital

Is this Africa's time in the global economy? Markus Karlsson speaks to an economist who says the answer to that question is resounding "yes". Charles Robertson works for the investment bank Renaissance Capital and he is the lead author of a book called "The Fastest Billion".

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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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2015-02-12 economy

Climate change: 'Business as usual is dead' says Philippe Joubert, chair of the Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group

'Business as usual is dead' says Philippe Joubert, former President of Alstom Power, the French energy engineering firm. He is now the chair of the Prince of Wales's Corporate...

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2015-02-05 economy

Falling oil prices offer the opportunity to diversify, says Nigeria's finance minister

Global oil prices have fallen sharply, leading to significant revenue shortfalls in many energy exporting nations, such as Nigeria. For Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the country's finance...

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