Francine Lacqua
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Francine Lacqua is an award-winning, London-based anchor and editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television. She hosts the weekday program, "On the Move with Francine Lacqua," where she reports from major events around the world and interviews key global political, economic and business leaders. Lacqua also co-hosts "The Pulse with Guy Johnson and Francine Lacqua," covering top international business, economic an d market-moving stories from Bloomberg Television's London studio.

Since joining Bloomberg in 2000, Lacqua has covered the World Economic Forum in Davos, IMF in Washington, G20 meetings, the EU Leaders Summit and OPEC. She also led Bloomberg Television's coverage of the Italian and French elections where she was one of the first international reporters to interview cabinet members.

While at Bloomberg, Lacqua has interviewed UK Prime Minister David Cameron, IMF managing directors Christine Lagarde and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Billionaire financier George Soros, Italian PM Mario Monti and ECB President Mario Draghi, among others. She has also interviewed finance ministers from South Korea, Russia, France, Mexico, Italy and Greece, as well as moderated televised debates from the World Economic Forum in Davos and the European Economic Governance package.

Lacqua also hosts, "Eye to Eye," a special series where she sits down with top CEOs, entrepreneurs and public figures inside the world's most iconic Ferris wheel, the London Eye.

In 2013 Lacqua won 'International TV Personality of the Year' at the AIB Media Awards. She was previously nominated in 2009 and 2010. In 2012, she was part of the Bloomberg team that won the OPEC award for 'Public Interest Reporting'. She has an LLB in English law from King’s College in London and earned her undergraduate degree at the Sorbonne. She is fluent in French and Italian.

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The Business of Men's Fashion

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 7:00 PM

My reflection on the latest Men's Fashion Week, London...


With the sun shining brightly and models and celebrities dashing to and from the catwalk shows, I spent most of my time during the British Fashion Council's latest London Collections Men SS16 event wondering...

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Advertising Week Should Be Rebranded Paranoia Week

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 1:29 PM

Advertising Week should be rebranded paranoia week. That's not my idea, but Martin Sorrell's, the CEO of WPP, whom I interviewed on Wednesday at Advertising Week Europe.

When I spoke to him in front of around 200 business executives, I asked him what keeps him up at night. He...

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(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 7:04 AM

Great. Now I have your attention, I'm not here to talk about sex, but sexism.

This weekend I chaired a panel on 'Women in Business' at the Women of the World (WOW) Festival - a three-day festival of talks, workshops and performances celebrating women and girls.

It was the...

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A Power Lunch With a Difference

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 5:58 AM

Lunch is fun. Or it should be anyway. I always make a point of choosing lunch companions who are either fun, entertaining or smart. Those who are all three get invited back.

Where better than over lunch to discuss career moves, heartbreaks and hopes for the future. So I...

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How to 'Start Smart' in Work and Career

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 6:06 AM

Some days are a dream - and then there are the days you'd rather forget.

As an editor-at-large at Bloomberg Television, I come across my fair share of global movers and shakers, so I thought I'd ask the world's most powerful business leaders how they start their days in the...

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Travelling the World Without the Jetlag

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 5:20 AM

Another jam-packed Davos has come to an end, and with it, numerous business deals secured - it is understood that AT&T CEO, Randall Stephenson, has discussed potential European acquisitions with the region's top telecommunications official, Neelie Kroes - as well as policy ideas between governments thrashed out behind closed doors....

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Income Inequality Tops Davos Agenda

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 8:34 AM

The atmosphere at Davos this year has been extremely positive and optimistic in comparison to previous sessions of the World Economic Forum.

However, one key topic of conversation that is increasingly concerning world leaders is the growing wealth gap which is having a significantly negative effect...

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Celebrities Trying to Be Politicians, or Vice Versa?

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 5:42 AM

The attention of the world's media is firmly focused on Davos this week as proceedings get under way at the highly anticipated conference. This invite-only event increasingly attracts a whole host of A-list celebrities, some campaigning on behalf of very serious socio-economic issues, and others, arguably less so. This year...

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Davos - An Important Meeting of Minds

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 12:47 PM

Today, I write to you from Davos, Switzerland, home of the World Economic Forum Annual meeting. Here, global business leaders, heads of state and other leading religious and academic figures converge in their thousands on this remote and very picturesque mountain top to discuss the macro socio-economic issues of the...

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