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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.

Latest update : 2012-12-19

Riccardo Barbieri, Chief European Economist, Mizuho International

Is Italy heading back to the future? More political turmoil seems on the cards after Prime Minister Mario Monti said he's stepping down. Monti's predecessor, Silvio Berlusconi, has also announced he wants to make a comeback. This as both investors and ordinary Italians worry about the country's future economic direction. For more, Markus Karlsson talks to Riccardo Barbieri, Chief European Economist at Mizuho International.

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2015-04-16 French economy

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