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The business show that goes beyond the numbers and the corporate jargon! Stephen Carroll breaks down major business stories and looks at how they affect our lives. Thursday at 4.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-10-19

Must it come down? Market analysts bracing for correction

Thirty years on from Black Monday, are global stock markets heading for another crash? Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at IG, tells FRANCE 24's Kate Moody that the comparisons at the moment are overblown: "There is a very different market and procedures are in place to stop this kind of dramatic crash or at least limit its downside if one were to occur".

Also in this programme:

  • We look at the latest in a string of scandals at Japanese corporations, raising questions about whether the country's reputation as a bastion of industry is at stake.
  • And we report from Lebanon, where some cannabis farmers are finding a more lucrative line of work growing grapes.

By Kate MOODY , Delano D’SOUZA , Farah BOUCHERAK


2018-05-23 eurozone

Trade truce: US-China tensions cool, but is a trade war still possible?

The United States has reached a "framework agreement" with China to cut the trade deficit between the world's two largest economies. So have we avoided a trade war between...

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2018-05-16 Facebook

The ABCs of GDPR: New EU regulations aim to protect individuals' privacy

The EU is set to bring in a raft of new data regulations. The General Data Protection Regulation - or GDPR - aims to give consumers more control over their personal information....

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2018-05-09 Morocco

Let it spoil: Moroccans lead boycott over high milk, fuel prices

An unprecedented boycott campaign targeting three major producers of bottled water, gasoline and dairy products has lit up social networks in Morocco. The groups are accused of...

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2018-05-03 Emmanuel Macron

A year in the Élysée: Has Macron changed France's economy?

In May 2017, Emmanuel Macron became the youngest president in French history after a stunning victory at the polls. Kate Moody asks French economist Frédéric Farah how the French...

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2018-04-25 economy

Is GDP the best way to measure an economy?

What is the best way to measure a country's economic health? We look at the alternatives to GDP with Margareta Drzeniek-Hanouz, head of the Future of Economic Progress at the...

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