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Latest update : 2013-11-29

Fewer jobseekers, but is France solving its unemployment problem?

There's some rare good news for the French president as new figures show the number of people out of work fell by 20,500 in October. François Hollande had promised to reverse the trend of rising unemployment by the end of the year. In Greece, however, there’s no great hope that new EU statistics will show a drop in the number of jobless there, which is currently the highest in Europe.

By Stephen Carroll

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2015-08-04 USA

Puerto Rico defaults: is it America's Greece?

Puerto Rico has defaulted on a bond payment due over the weekend, according to the ratings agency Moody's. It paid only $628,000 of the $58 million that was due on Saturday. Also...

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2015-08-03 Greece

Greek shares plunge as trading resumes in Athens

Shares in Athens have plunged by as much as 23 per cent as the stock market re-opened following five weeks of closures. We spoke to Michael Hewson from CMC Markets about the...

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2015-07-31 Greece

Former Top Gear host given second chance by Amazon

We bring you the latest from the IMF on Greece. Also on the show, we cover Uber pouring in $1 billion to ramp up its operations in India. And Amazon rolls out the red carpet for...

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2015-07-30 Facebook

Half of global internet users are on Facebook

Almost 1.5 billion people - an estimated half of the world's internet users - have signed up to Facebook, according to the social network's latest results. Users spend an average...

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2015-07-29 Twitter

Twitter boss says slowing growth is 'unacceptable'

The interim chief executive of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has said the slowing user growth is "unacceptable", and needs to be worked on. He made the comments on a conference call with...

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