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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-04-18

An end to the show of luxury

The Chinese government has a new target in sight: luxury advertising. As of April 15th, no outdoor advertisements in Beijing will be allowed to portray either extravagant or opulent lifestyles, and companies breaking the law will have to pay a fine of €3,000. The government seems concerned that luxury advertising highlights the increasing gap between rich and poor.

By Joris ZYLBERMAN , Henry MORTON

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2017-03-23 Asia-pacific

A day in the life of an Indian entrepreneur

India is the world's fastest-growing major economy. With an annual growth rate of 7%, an emerging middle class and a thriving startup scene, the country is on track to become a...

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2017-03-22 Asia-pacific

Pakistan faces water crisis

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2017-03-21 France

World Down Syndrome Day: The fight to raise awareness

Today's Focus marks the World Down Syndrome Day, an annual global event that helps raise awareness about the syndrome and what it means to lead a life with it. In France alone,...

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2017-03-20 Middle East

Caught in the crossfire: The human cost of the battle for Mosul

It's been one month since the Iraqi government launched its operation to retake western Mosul from the Islamic State group. The government says more than 180,000 people have fled...

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2017-03-17 Europe

After Brexit, is Scotland heading for independence?

In Scotland, a second independence referendum could well be on the cards, and it is all due to Brexit: Scotland voted by 62% to remain in the EU in 2016. This week, Scottish...

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