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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 : 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.

By Matthew WARREN

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2017-08-18 Business

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2017-08-17 Donald Trump

US business leaders abandon Trump after Charlottesville

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2017-08-16 NAFTA

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2017-08-15 Donald Trump

Business leaders quit Trump panel

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2017-08-14 Japan

Japan's Q2 economy grows at 4% annual rate

Japan's GDP grew at a hearty 4.0 percent annual pace in the April-June quarter. Stronger consumer spending and corporate capital investment helped the world's third largest...

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