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Latest update : 2014-01-02

French count cost of New Year tax hikes

French consumers are double-checking their change this week as a raft of new tax rises come into effect. The biggest change is in Value Added Tax on goods and services, which is increasing on things such as eating out and train tickets. Latvians, meanwhile, are getting to grips with their new currency – the euro.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2017-06-28 cyber security

Tracing the ransom payments amid latest global cyberattack

The latest global ransomware cyberattack has hit businesses in Europe, the United States and elsewhere. We look at a Twitter account that's tracking the payments being made by...

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2017-06-27 Google

EU fines Google €2.4bn over shopping service

The European Commission has fined Google a record €2.4 billion for giving its own shopping service an "illegal advantage" over its rivals. Google is expected to appeal the...

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2017-06-27 Brexit

Frankfurt leads Paris in race for Brexit spoils

It's been more than a year since the UK voted to leave the European Union. That decision started a race between European cities to win business from London. For now, it appears...

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2017-06-26 bailout

Italian government bails out two regional banks

The Italian government has made 5.2 billion euros available for immediate use and is prepared to spend up to 12 billion euros more to rescue two regional banks. The move comes...

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2017-06-23 retail

Costco piles products high to lure French consumers

US warehouse club Costco has opened its first store in France. Its formula of low prices and buying in bulk has created a cult-like consumer following that's been described as...

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