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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.

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2016-05-24 France

French oil refinery workers extend strike action

A strike by workers at France's oil refineries has now been extended to all eight sites around the country. Police forcibly removed protesters from a depot at Fos-sur-Mer in the...

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2016-05-23 France

Fuel shortages in France as strike blocks refineries

Hundreds of petrol stations in France have run out of fuel as striking workers, protesting over controversial changes to the country's labour laws, blockade oil refineries and...

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2016-05-20 Apple

Apple has a retail rethink

On today's business update we focus on the financial troubles at EgyptAir, which began before the disappearance of Flight MS084. We also tell you who is set to take the helm of...

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2016-05-16 Volkswagen

Norway's sovereign wealth fund to sue Volkswagen

We bring you the latest on how the world's largest sovereign wealth fund is looking to sue Volkswagen. Plus we bring you more details on the Chinese app which Apple poured $1...

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2016-05-13 Apple

Apple risks losing 'world's most valuable company' status

We bring you the latest on how Apple is holding on to its world's most valuable company title by the skin of its teeth. The company is also making inroads into China, by pouring...

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