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BUSINESS DAILY

A daily update on the latest business and economic news. Live on weekdays at 8.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-01-31

Super Bowl ads top $4 million, feature Scarlett Johansson and David Beckham

The US gears up for Super Bowl Sunday, which is expected to attract more than 100 million US viewers and draws top dollars from advertisers. In company news, internet giants Google and Amazon release their results. On the automotive front, Tokyo-based Honda saw a 25% jump in quarterly sales. Finally, a traditional doll-maker in Japan explains why it was difficult to create a smiling version of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

By William HILDERBRANDT

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2017-02-21 Air France

1.5 million fewer tourists in Paris in 2016

The number of tourists visting the French capital fell by 1.5 million, or 5 per cent, last year. The city's tourism authority says there were signs of a recovery in the industry...

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2017-02-20 Greece

Bailout talks worry Greeks living under austerity

European finance ministers are meeting in Brussels to try to figure out a deal to release the next block of bailout cash for Greece. Failure to reach an agreement could lead to...

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2017-02-17 South Korea

Samsung chief's arrest sends company stocks lower

The early morning arrest of Samsung boss Lee Jae-yong sends shares in the electronics giant dipping. While the allegations of corruption levelled at Samsung aren't likely to...

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2017-02-16 PSA Peugeot Citroën

PSA's plan to buy Opel sparks concern among French workers

A proposed takeover by French carmaker PSA Group of General Motors' European subsidiary Opel has workers in France concerned about job losses. Also today, unemployment drops...

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2017-02-15 trade

European Parliament votes on EU-Canada trade deal

The European Parliament is voting to approve the EU-Canada trade deal, known as CETA. The agreement removes 99 per cent of trade tariffs between the partners, but critics have...

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