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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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2016-02-10 iPhone

Italy's banks under pressure over bad debts

Italy's banks have been at the centre of this week's stock market turmoil. Investors are worried about the high proportion of bad loans they hold. Shares in the biggest banks...

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2016-02-09 Asian markets

Japanese shares slump as global market sell-off continues

Shares in Japan and Australia saw sharp falls on Monday as the global market sell-off continues. Banks are at the centre of the latest slump, with fears over the security of...

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2016-02-05 American football

Costs of airing 30-second ads during Super Bowl 50 at record highs

Willem Dafoe as Marilyn Monroe – it has a ring to it, and a cha-ching behind it. It's one of dozens of ads that will air during Super Bowl 50, with a 30-second spot costing $4.8...

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2016-02-04 trade

TPP trade deal signed, but implementation still a long way off

Twelve countries have now signed the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership (TTP), agreed on last October, which will eventually see some 18,000 import taxes either reduced or lifted....

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2016-02-03 Yahoo

Yahoo to cut 15% of its workforce

Yahoo! is to cut 15% of its workforce, or more than 1,000 jobs, as it continues to overhaul its operations. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer also acknowledged the company would...

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