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Strike a pose: The Studio Harcourt on capturing star profiles across the decades

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Jacob Zuma corruption scandal: Influence-peddling inquiry opens

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#MeToo accuser accused in turn

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THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

A weekly interview with a personality from the world of business or economics. Every Thursday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-10-17

Euny Hong, Author of 'The Birth of Korean Cool'

South Korea is cool. Even Barack Obama has acknowledged it. In the space of just a few decades, it's gone from one of the poorest countries to one of the world's richest. At the same time, a wave of Korean culture is washing over the globe. Japanese teenagers listen to K-Pop and families from Iran to Cuba watch Korean soap operas on television. What's the link between a booming economy and pop culture? Markus Karlsson asks Euny Hong, author of "The Birth of Korean Cool".

By Markus KARLSSON

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1970-01-01 The Business Interview

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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1970-01-01 The Business Interview

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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1970-01-01 The Business Interview

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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1970-01-01 The Business Interview

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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1970-01-01 The Business Interview

'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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