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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 : 2013-11-25

French PM promises to go back to drawing board on taxes

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault kicks off a series of meetings with trade unions and company bosses this Monday as he promises a fundamental review of the country’s tax system. Meanwhile, in Switzerland, well-paid executives breathe a sigh of relief after voters reject a plan to limit the salaries of bosses to twelve times that of their lowest-paid employee.

By Matthew WARREN

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2017-09-25 eurozone

Euro, stocks slide on Merkel's lacklustre election win

The euro slid after Angela Merkel won national elections in Germany but with a weak showing, while the far right party won seats. As the chancellor faces a difficult time ahead...

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2017-09-22 Apple

Apple's iPhone 8 debuts to muted reaction and lower sales

Apple's new iPhone 8 goes on sale but is not exactly shredding sales records. The US and Canada are talking tough ahead of round three of NAFTA negotiations and Real Madrid star...

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2017-09-21 Federal Reserve

US Federal Reserve ends historic QE program

The US Central Bank lays out plans to unload its balance sheet, while keeping interest rates on hold. We also tell you how the CETA Free trade agreement between the EU and Canada...

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2017-09-20 Saudi Arabia

British PM expected to make offer to Brussels in upcoming speech

Reports are emerging of what is likely to be on the cards when Theresa May makes a major Brexit speech on Friday. We also tell you how residents in Berlin will be voting on the...

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2017-09-19 bankruptcy

End of an era: Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

Toys 'R' Us files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for its operations in the United States and Canada, this as the toy store faces stiff competition from online retailers. We...

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