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Dollar divorce: Emerging markets seek alternatives to US currency


For decades, the US dollar has been king on the global stage. But more and more countries are looking to reduce their dependence on the American currency, saying they want to "de-dollarize" their economies. How realistic are their plans, and how would they work? Kate Moody talks to Ruchir Sharma, chairman of Rockefeller International and founder of Breakout Capital. 

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  • France's credit rating is slashed after months of protests and stalled reforms. What impact will the move have on governments and borrowers? Charles Pellegrin has more.
  • Chinese airlines are undertaking a huge recruitment drive, as they prepare for an expected rebound in air travel. Monte Francis reports.

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