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Latest update : 2013-09-18

Markets wait for Fed decision on stimulus programme

Investors will find out on Wednesday whether the Federal Reserve is tapering its monthly purchase of $85 billion worth of bonds and by how much. Fed boss Ben Bernanke has already said he wants the purchases phased out by the time unemployment reaches 7%. Here in France, as Air France-KLM gives more details about its cost-cutting plans, it’s continuing to invest heavily in its offer for lucrative business class travellers.

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2017-06-27 Brexit

Frankfurt leads Paris in race for Brexit spoils

It's been more than a year since the UK voted to leave the European Union. That decision started a race between European cities to win business from London. For now, it appears...

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2017-06-26 bailout

Italian government bails out two regional banks

The Italian government has made 5.2 billion euros available for immediate use and is prepared to spend up to 12 billion euros more to rescue two regional banks. The move comes...

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2017-06-23 retail

Costco piles products high to lure French consumers

US warehouse club Costco has opened its first store in France. Its formula of low prices and buying in bulk has created a cult-like consumer following that's been described as...

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2017-06-22 oil

Oil price tumbles to lowest level of year

The price of has tumbled to its lowest level since November of last year. In Asian trading, the international benchmark Brent Crude was under $45 a barrel. Prices have been...

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2017-06-21 Uber

With Kalanick out, what's next for Uber?

Uber will be looking to make a fresh start, after its co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick resigned from the ride-sharing app. But how can it change its reputation and environment?...

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