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Cannes 2018: John Travolta brings the mob to the red carpet

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Summit or No Summit: North Korea angry over military drill

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Could thawing permafrost unleash long-gone deadly viruses?

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French and noble in 2018: What remains of France's aristocracy?

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BUSINESS DAILY

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

Latest update : 2013-12-17

French Prime Minister seeking trade opportunities in Algeria

The French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, is visiting Algeria with nine other ministers and 80 business leaders as part of an effort to boost trade ties with the country. Also, we find out why "Boris Island" is off the cards in plans to expand London’s airports, and how French shops are innovating to compete with online retailers.

By Stephen CARROLL

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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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2018-05-14 Donald Trump

In stunning U-turn, Trump vows to help Chinese phone giant ZTE

US President Donald Trump has extended an olive branch to Beijing by saying he's working to help Chinese phone maker ZTE get back into business. The stunning U-turn comes after...

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