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A daily update on the latest business and economic news. From Monday to Friday live at 6.15 am Paris time.

BUSINESS DAILY

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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.

By Matthew WARREN

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2014-08-28 French economy

New French economy minister signals changes to 35-hour week

France's new economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, has signalled that he'd like to see changes made to the 35-hour working week. In an interview he gave the day before he was...

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2014-08-27 French politics

Macron-economics, the former banker turned minister

A former investment banker and adviser to President Hollande, Emmanuel Macron, has been appointed France's new Economy Minister. His appointment will be a marked change from his...

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2014-08-26 French economy

France's new ministers face economic battle

France's new ministers will face an uphill battle to improve the country's economic fortunes, after a bitter row over austerity policies forced the collapse of the last...

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2014-08-22 technology

US judge calls Argentina bond swap offer illegal

The US judge at the centre of Argentina's debt default has said a new offer to bondholders from President Cristina Fernandez is illegal. The Argentinian president had offered...

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2014-08-21 Russia

Russia targets McDonald's over tensions with West

Russia's food safety authority has shut down four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow for apparently not complying with food safety standards. Surprise inspections have also been...

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