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Preaching coexistence: Avant-garde mosque opens in Lebanon's Druze heartland

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Prison guards turn guns on prisoners in Chile, and thousands of migrants stuck in smoky warehouses in Serbia

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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 : 2013-12-23

Hi-tech revamps of classic toys dominating Christmas market

This year’s Christmas toy market is laden down with old favourites that have been given an upgrade for the digital age. We take a look at the new Furby and Barbie, as well as new twists on Monopoly and Scrabble. Plus – the iPhone deal with China Mobile that could prove very lucrative for Apple.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2017-02-23 PSA Peugeot Citroën

Peugeot's profits double as Opel takeover eyed

Profits at the PSA group - which owns Peugeot and Citroën - nearly doubled last year, helped by cost-cutting and increased sales. That's good news for the company, which is in...

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2017-02-22 Austria

Austria to reward companies for hiring locals

Austria's government has approved rules to reward companies with tax cuts for hiring workers already resident in the country. The move is meant to help cut unemployment, but...

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2017-02-21 Air France

1.5 million fewer tourists visited Paris in 2016

The number of tourists visiting the French capital fell by 1.5 million, or 5 percent, last year. However, the city's tourism authority says there were signs of a recovery in the...

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2017-02-20 Greece

Bailout talks worry Greeks living under austerity

European finance ministers are meeting in Brussels to try to figure out a deal to release the next block of bailout cash for Greece. Failure to reach an agreement could lead to...

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2017-02-17 South Korea

Samsung chief's arrest sends company stocks lower

The early morning arrest of Samsung boss Lee Jae-yong sends shares in the electronics giant dipping. While the allegations of corruption levelled at Samsung aren't likely to...

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