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Could Sean Baker's movie be the best at the fest?

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A frosty Vatican reception?

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We'll always have Cannes: World's most famous film festival turns 70 (part 2)

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We'll always have Cannes: World's most famous film festival turns 70 (part 1)

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Cannes 2017: Sofia Coppola returns with fraught thriller 'The Beguiled'

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Meeting 'cultural activist' and soprano Dima Bawab

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Spain's Doñana National Park is dying of thirst

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French labour reform: Macron's first push to fix the economy

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The perilous journey from Libya to Italy, told by a migrant; and capoeira for former child soldiers in central Africa

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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 : 2014-01-13

France's Total invests in UK shale gas exploration

The French firm Total has become the first major oil company to invest in shale gas exploration in the UK. The British government is hoping that the controversial extraction of the gas will bring an economic boom to the country. Also, we find out why French taxi drivers are calling for stricter regulation of private hire car services.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2017-05-24 China

China's credit rating cut over debt worries

China's credit rating has been downgraded by Moody's over fears of rising debt in the world's second-largest economy. We get the latest reaction from our correspondent in...

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2017-05-19 Greece

Greek government trades austerity for bailout, again

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2017-05-18 unemployment

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2017-05-17 Donald Trump

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2017-05-16 Ford

Ford braced for job cuts

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