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Historic day for Nigeria and day of hope for Africa

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Nigeria's Historic Election: The Return of Muhammadu Buhari (part 2)

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Nigeria's Historic Election: The Return of Muhammadu Buhari (part 1)

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The rise of Hindu far-right groups

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Video: San Cristobal, Venezuela's tinderbox

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Rebuilding attacked churches in Niger, and illegal fishing in Iran

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The extraordinary tale of the Egyptian mother who lived as a man

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Film Show : 'Suite française', 'Shaun the sheep' and 'A perfect man'

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Strait of Hormuz: a smuggler's paradise

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

BUSINESS DAILY

BUSINESS DAILY

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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2015-04-01 Dairy

Milk shake-up: Protests as EU ends dairy quotas

Europe’s dairy industry is being shaken up, as the EU ends a three-decade-old cap on milk production. But not all farmers have welcomed the move. Greece and its creditors are...

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2015-03-31 music

Banding together against music streaming giants

Some of the music world’s biggest stars are launching their own streaming platform, which they hope will change the industry. Jay-Z, Beyonce, Madonna, and Daft Punk are among the...

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2015-03-30 Greece

Germanwings crash: compensation claims could skyrocket for Lufthansa

Greece prepares to submit a definitive list of refom proposals to its creditors this week. A week after the Germanwings crash we find out how much parent company Lufthansa is...

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2015-03-27 Yemen

Oil prices fall after supply fears subside

Oil prices spiked on Thursday in response to Saudi Arabia conducting air strikes in Yemen. Fears over supply shortages have since subsided. Also, we update you on how oil prices...

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2015-03-26 mergers & acquisitions

A food goliath in the making

Two of America’s best-known food giants are joining forces to create a new conglomerate, expected to rake in $28bn in annual revenues. Meanwhile, Greece raises hopes that a...

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