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

Latest update : 2013-10-16

An interview with technology entrepreneur Gautier Machelon

As the deadline to raise the US debt ceiling looms, the Fitch credit ratings agency says it’s putting the US AAA rating under review. Here in France, we speak to the winner of the Ivy Prize for young leaders in the technology sector, Gautier Machelon, co-founder of the multiposting.fr jobs website. We ask him for his views on the business climate in France.

By Matthew WARREN

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2018-05-21 China

US-China trade war is 'on hold'

The US and China put their trade war "on hold" with an agreement to forgo punitive tariffs. Also today: thousands of jobs at French supermarket chain Carrefour are at risk, and a...

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2018-05-17 PSA Peugeot Citroën

Peugeot plant asks staff to work longer hours, bypassing French unions

Peugeot may be breaking the 35-hour working week taboo in France. The carmaker is asking staff if they can agree to work 37 hours and 45 minutes a week in exchange for a small...

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2018-05-16 Japan

Abenomics hits road bump as Japan's economy shrinks for first time in two years

Japan's economy contracted at an annualised rate of 0.6% in the first quarter (0.2% quarter-on-quarter), snapping a two-year growth streak. The government sees this as only a...

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2018-05-15 Bruno Le Maire

Le Maire to FRANCE 24: EU needs to protect business interests in Iran

French businesses are scrambling to save their deals in Iran, after the US announced its withdrawal from the international nuclear deal. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told...

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2018-05-15 currencies

Argentina's economic woes deepen as peso hits new low against dollar

Argentina's peso has hit a new low against the US dollar, despite the government's efforts to shore up the economy. Protesters, meanwhile, took to the streets to denounce...

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