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Latest update : 2013-10-14

Markets nervous as debt ceiling deadline nears

How are investors reacting to concern over the US debt ceiling? We talk to Joshua Raymond, the Chief Market Strategist at City Index. President François Hollande is in South Africa, hoping some important deals will be signed. And could a French economist be in line for the prestigious Nobel prize in economics? We look at the two frontrunners from France.

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2014-08-20 France

More than half of French households will pay no income tax this year

Just 48.5% of French households will pay income tax for 2013, according to new figures from the finance ministry. The figure is almost 5% lower than the previous year. The news...

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2014-08-19 China

Argentina seeks to cash in on Russia import bans

Argentina's industry and agriculture ministers are meeting officials in Moscow later as the country seeks to cash in on import bans on food from North America and Europe....

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2014-08-15 Airbus

Berkshire Hathaway stock hits $200,000

Shares in billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway broke a record high on Thursday to reach $200,000. The company has investments in many small and large-scale...

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2014-08-14 eurozone

Shock contraction in German economy as France stagnates

Europe's two largest economies have posted disappointing economic growth figures, with Germany seeing a shock contraction of 0.2% between April and June. The news has dampened...

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2014-08-13 eurozone

Japanese economy slumps after sales tax rise

The Japanese economy sharply contracted in the three months from April to June, the worst slump seen since the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country in 2011. The 1.7%...

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