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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.

Latest update : 2014-12-05

Vladimir Yakunin, President of Russian Railways

Russia's economy is teetering on the bring of recession, weighed down by a cocktail of Western sanctions, slow global growth and falling oil prices. These difficulties have fuelled inflation and the rouble has lost around 40 percent of its value against the US dollar this year. How is all this impacting Russian businesses? FRANCE 24 asks Vladimir Yakunin, Chief Executive of Russian Railways, one of the country's biggest companies.

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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