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Helen Clark: 'I’m the best person for the job of UN Secretary-General'

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Gulf states starting to feel the pinch of cheap oil

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Fast fashion: Wearing the world out

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Something's not quite kosher at bakery in sweet comedy 'Dough'

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Iraq: Who is Moqtada al-Sadr?

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New labour reform bill: A major gamble for Hollande

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'It’s Donald Trump’s Party Now'

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Candidate Hollande hits the campaign trail

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Google signs self-driving car deal with Chrysler

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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 : 2014-05-09

Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic Finance Minister

Markus Karlsson discusses the outlook for Iceland's economy with Bjarni Benediktsson, the Icelandic Finance Minister. Back in 2008, Iceland was a small country with a big problem. The Icelandic banking system imploded, threatening to bring down the wider economy. Six years and an IMF-funded bailout later, the economy is rising. But Iceland is facing a conundrum. The capital controls that were put in place at the height of the crisis are still there.

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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