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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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2015-05-25 China

Is China creating a tech start-up bubble?

As the Consumer Electronics Show's first Asian event gets underway in Shanghai, we bring you a special report looking at the growth of Chinese start-ups in the technology sector....

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2015-05-22 USA

Massive trade bill clears key hurdle in US Senate

Despite opposition from many Democratic leaders, the US Senate has agreed to end debate on a massive trade bill. It now moves it to a final vote. Plus, there's a new kind of...

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2015-05-21 banking

'Breathtaking' misconduct at banks over rate-rigging

Six banks will have to pay out more than $5.6 billion to settle claims they manipulated the foreign exchange market. The fines bring to more than $160 billion the amount the...

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2015-05-20 auto industry

34 million US cars recalled over faulty airbags

The Japanese manufacturer Takata has doubled the number of cars it says are affected by faulty airbags which have been blamed for at least six deaths. Globally, the number of...

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2015-05-19 takeover

Doing it for themselves: French workers make co-operatives a success

The number of co-operatives in France has risen sharply over the past decade, and employee-owned companies have had a greater rate of success. We look at one such example, the...

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