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Keepers of the flame: Native American communities seeking to protect their cultural legacy

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Tunisians disillusioned, seven years after revolution

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Indonesia: New orangutan species found in Sumatra

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Meet the 16-year-old behind the hijab emoji

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Film show: 'Battle of the Sexes', 'Jupiter’s Moon', 'Reinventing Marvin'

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Robert Mugabe resigns: 'Hip Hip Harare'

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IN THE PAPERS

UN tribunal decides fate of Mladic, 'Butcher of the Balkans'

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EYE ON AFRICA

Celebrations erupt in the streets of Harare as Mugabe resigns

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Zimbabwe's end of an era

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BUSINESS DAILY

A daily update on the latest business and economic news. Live on weekdays at 8.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2013-10-02

Markets calm as US govt shuts down, but debt ceiling fears loom

Investors took the partial shutdown of the US government in their stride, with US equities even making some gains. Of greater concern is the need to raise the debt ceiling by the middle of October, otherwise the US could risk defaulting on its debts. We also take a look at the latest gadgets and gizmos on display at the CEATEC electronics show in Japan, the biggest of its kind.

By Matthew WARREN

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2017-11-21 telecommunication

US government sues to block AT&T-Time Warner merger

The US Department of Justice is filing a lawsuit to stop the merger of telecoms giant AT&T with broadcaster Time Warner. The companies have pledged to fight the case, saying the...

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2017-11-20 UK

Hammond teases UK budget with homebuilding, driverless cars

UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond is about to unveil a new budget and says the UK will have a fresh proposal for its Brexit "divorce bill" ahead of an EU Council meeting in...

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2017-11-17 Donald Trump

US House of Representatives passes tax reform bill

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would slash taxes by more than 1.4 trillion dollars over the next decade. The Senate is expected to vote on its version of...

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2017-11-16 telecommunication

Media giant Altice to hold off on acquisitions amid debt woes

In this business update we look at debt-ridden media and telecoms group Altice, led by French billionaire Patrick Drahi (pictured). It's been forced to hold off on further...

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2017-11-15 Airbus

Airbus announces record order worth $50bn

Airbus has announced its biggest-ever single order of 430 planes, worth $49.5 billion. The aircraft have been ordered by the US investment firm Indigo Partners, and will be...

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