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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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2014-12-17 Vladimir Putin

Russian government tries to stop currency freefall

The Russian government has started selling its foreign exchange reserves in an effort to prop up the rouble. The currency dropped by 11 percent on Tuesday, and continued its fall...

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2014-12-16 Russia

Russia's central bank hikes key interest rate to 17%

In this business update we focus on the latest intervention from Russia's central bank. Will increasing the key interest rate to 17% be enough to stem the rouble's slide? We ask...

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2014-12-15 UBER

France to ban UberPop as taxi drivers protest

France is to ban the UberPop service from January 1st, according to an interior ministry spokesman. Taxi drivers staged a go-slow protest around Paris on Monday over a court...

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2014-12-11 Detroit

Detroit motors out of biggest public bankruptcy in US history

The city of Detroit has officially exited bankruptcy, bringing an end to the biggest public default in US history. The city managed to shed $7 billion of its debts thanks to a...

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2014-12-10 Emmanuel Macron

Why is Sunday trading such a touchy subject in France?

The French government will today discuss a package of economic reforms that include more than doubling the number of Sundays that shops can open per year, from five to twelve. We...

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