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A daily update on the latest business and economic news. Live on weekdays at 8.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2016-12-09

Greece hands out Christmas bonuses

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced a Christmas bonus for pensioners after another round of protests. Also, the ECB says it will tweak its quantitative easing programme but extend its bond-buying scheme until the end of 2017. Meanwhile, McDonalds moves its non-US headquarters out of Luxembourg and into the UK, just days after an EU Commission investigation into its tax deals in the Grand Duchy kicked off. And we tell you why flights in the US might be getting a lot noisier.

By Fernande VAN TETS


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2018-05-24 technology

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