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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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2014-07-11 Paris Fashion Week

Rising into the ranks of Haute Couture

Only a chosen few fashion houses are considered worthy of the label 'Haute Couture', a brand controlled by a French federation applying strict standards. We meet one young...

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2014-07-10 India

Budget challenge for India's new government

India's government has outlined its first budget since being elected in May. The measures announced include raising the cap on private investment in the insurance and defence...

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2014-07-09 French economy

Does high fashion make anyone money?

High fashion, or haute couture, is an expensive business. Intricate, hand-made designs are displayed at spectacular catwalk shows, but attract very few buyers. As the...

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2014-07-08 Argentina

Perfume makers to tweak scents over EU rules

Perfume makers in Europe are preparing to change the ingredients of several well-known fragrances to comply with new EU anti-allergy rules. The European Commission has banned...

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2014-07-07 Angela Merkel

Merkel in China to boost economic ties

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on her seventh official visit to China, and it's all about business. The two countries are among the world's largest exporters and are looking...

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