Could Europe learn some lessons from Latin America? The region is forging ahead, shaking off its previous image as an economic basket case. To find out more, Markus Karlsson talks to Enrique Garcia Rodriguez. He is the President of the Development Bank of Latin America, known under its Spanish acronym CAF.
Is the euro too strong ? François Hollande appears to think so. At a time when the single currency has gained against the Us dollar, the French President says the eurozone should be more proactive in steering exchange rates. That comes as there are growing gears that a global currency was is looming. To talk about this, Markus Karlsson talks to Jean-Paul Betbeze. He's a senior advisor at the French Bank Credit Agricole and he's currently in the process of starting his own consultancy firm.
It’s an issue that wasn’t officially on the World Economic Forum’s agenda, but Britain’s EU membership became one of the hot topics in Davos after PM David Cameron gave a speech pledging to hold a referendum on the UK's relationship with the EU by 2017. To discuss what this means for British and European business, Markus Karlsson speaks to Sir Roger Carr, President of the Confederation of British Industry.
Russia is playing a big part at this year’s World Economic Forum. PM Dmitry Medvedev is among the political leaders who made the trip to Davos and Moscow currently holds the G20 presidency. However, the country’s image as an investment destination is still hampered by concerns of corruption. For more on this issue, Markus Karlsson speaks to Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund.