BI visited by French news channel

5 June 2009

The international 24/7 news channel France 24 paid a visit to BI last week. Intrigued as to why the Norwegian economy is proving so robust in the face of the international financial crisis, they are putting together a documentary on Norway.

Tobias Balchen (hidden), Torbjørn Aamodt, Anne Valerie Solhaug and Phrasant Søegaard talked about their future prospects in an interview with Marcus Karlsson and Helene Frade from France 24.

In this connection they interviewed BI President Colbjørnsen and four of our students. Questions asked were such as:

  • How hard will the international recession impact Norway?  
  • How dependent on oil is the Norwegian economy?  
  • Is the future for Norway safe?  
  • What are the future prospects for the students of BI Norwegian School of Management? Are they optimistic? And which industries will be their most attractive bet?  

In good company  

The BI students will keep good company when the documentary is aired some time on 18 June. Other interviewees on the same topic include Jonas Gahr Støre, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ulf Leirstein, economics spokesman for the Progress Party as well as representatives of NAV( Norwegian Welfare and Labour Organisation). Following their visit to BI, the news channel travelled north to Hammerfest to take a closer look at the petroleum and fisheries industries.  


France 24 is a tri-lingual station, broadcasting their news in English, French and Arabic, and a challenger to BBC World News, CNN International, Deutche Welle and Al Jazeera on news coverage. France 24 is available by satellite to large tracts of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as well as by cable and antenna to New York and Washington, DC.  

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