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Latest update : 2013-11-28

Muscovites see red over Louis Vuitton exhibition in Red Square

A bold statement by French luxury brand Louis Vuitton in Moscow's Red Square is to be dismantled after locals objected. Back in France, the head of car maker PSA Peugeot-Citroën has decided not to take a full €21 million pension payout when he steps down. That follows anger from employees, unions and even French President François Hollande.

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