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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 : 2014-01-15

Will Hollande's payroll tax cut really help French business?

The French president has announced a €30 billion reduction in social charges paid by employers, to take effect by 2017. The change will bring down the cost of labour by about 5%, but how much will that help French companies?

By Stephen CARROLL

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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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2016-12-01 oil

OPEC's oil supply deal: Who wins and who loses?

Oil prices continued to rise on Thursday after the OPEC cartel agreed to cut production, the first such agreement in eight years. We're looking at who stands to win and lose from...

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