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Paris pollution: 'Tomorrow we stop breathing'

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Greece hands out Christmas bonuses

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New HIV vaccine under trial in South Africa

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Cameroon: Several killed in clashes with police in Anglophone region

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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 : 2014-01-10

Quitting the French welfare system: Why some entrepreneurs are going private

China posts a $25.5 billion trade surplus for December – far lower than expected, bringing shares in Shanghai to a five-month low. Also, France’s welfare program is one of the world’s most generous... but what about those who want to quit it? Plus, the latest on the patent dispute between Apple and Samsung, Alcoa’s bribery settlement, and on clearing the way for the world’s largest advertising agency.

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2016-12-09 Greece

Greece hands out Christmas bonuses

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced a Christmas bonus for pensioners after another round of protests. Also, the ECB says it will tweak its quantitative easing...

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2016-12-08 eurozone

Trump, Italy, slow growth: The ECB's challenges

A lot has happened since the last meeting of the European Central Bank: Donald Trump has been elected US president, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has resigned, and the euro...

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2016-12-07 Donald Trump

Trump wins $50bn US investment from Japan's Softbank

The Japanese technology company Softbank is to invest $50 billion in the United States, with hopes of creating 50,000 jobs. The move was announced by US President-elect Donald...

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2016-12-06 South Korea

South Korea's business conglomerates face corruption accusations

South Korea's biggest business leaders get a public grilling by lawmakers over allegations of corruption. The episode was the latest in the ongoing influence peddling scandal...

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2016-12-02 Nike

Marty McFly's self-tying shoes inspire new Nike sneakers

From fiction to reality: Nike releases new sneakers inspired by the iconic self-lacing shoes worn by Michael J. Fox in "Back to the Future". First though, we look at François...

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