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Bayrou decides to march with Macron

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THE DEBATE

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 2)

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THE INTERVIEW

Amnesty chief urges France to 'stay true to its values'

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ENCORE!

Film show: 'Certain Women', 'Rock’n Roll' and 'A Wedding'

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#BringBackOurInternet: English-speaking Cameroon hit by digital blackout

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Preaching coexistence: Avant-garde mosque opens in Lebanon's Druze heartland

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THE OBSERVERS

Prison guards turn guns on prisoners in Chile, and thousands of migrants stuck in smoky warehouses in Serbia

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FACE-OFF

French presidential race: Le Pen makes groundbreaking visit to Lebanon

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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 : 2013-10-09

Janet Yellen to become new head of Federal Reserve

President Obama is set to announce that Janet Yellen is to take over at the head of the US central bank, the Federal Reserve. Yellen will start a four-year term in January and becomes the first woman to run the organisation. Here in France, there's more pressure on President Hollande as French company bosses call on him to ease the current tax regime.

By Matthew WARREN

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2017-02-22 Austria

Austria to reward companies for hiring locals

Austria's government has approved rules to reward companies with tax cuts for hiring workers already resident in the country. The move is meant to help cut unemployment, but...

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2017-02-21 Air France

1.5 million fewer tourists visited Paris in 2016

The number of tourists visiting the French capital fell by 1.5 million, or 5 percent, last year. However, the city's tourism authority says there were signs of a recovery in the...

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2017-02-20 Greece

Bailout talks worry Greeks living under austerity

European finance ministers are meeting in Brussels to try to figure out a deal to release the next block of bailout cash for Greece. Failure to reach an agreement could lead to...

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2017-02-17 South Korea

Samsung chief's arrest sends company stocks lower

The early morning arrest of Samsung boss Lee Jae-yong sends shares in the electronics giant dipping. While the allegations of corruption levelled at Samsung aren't likely to...

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2017-02-16 PSA Peugeot Citroën

PSA's plan to buy Opel sparks concern among French workers

A proposed takeover by French carmaker PSA Group of General Motors' European subsidiary Opel has workers in France concerned about job losses. Also today, unemployment drops...

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