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Nigeria currency scam: Anti-corruption agency arrests 20 bankers

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Women bare their legs in Algeria, and a suicide bomber attacks Shiites in Saudi Arabia

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Chinese tour guide goes on angry rant, and bees die en masse in Morocco

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'Will snoop for food'

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NSA: Access Denied (part 2)

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US Patriot Act partly expires as France strengthens surveillance

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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 : 2014-08-01

War and Markets, with Steen Jakobsen, Chief Economist at Saxo Bank

There is no shortage of major news events to digest for investors - violence in Gaza, the war in Syria, insurgents advancing in Iraq, as well as tougher western sanctions against Russia. What role do these geopolitical tensions actually play for financial markets, and for the global economy? Saxo Bank's Chief Economist Steen Jakobsen says the best way of measuring geopolitical risks is to look at energy prices.

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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