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Latest update : 2014-02-04

Markets slammed with sell-off over global economy concerns

Markets across Asia plunged this Tuesday as a mass sell-off of shares spilled over from Wall Street. Investors continue to be concerned about the state of the world’s two largest economies following disappointing data from the manufacturing sector in both the US and China. Also today: squeaky times for Mickey Mouse and friends at Euro Disney.

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2014-12-22 Airbus

Qatar Airways CEO: Traditional airlines 'inefficient'

Airbus has delivered the first of its new lightweight A350 jumbo jets to Qatar Airways, a year behind the original schedule. We speak to the airline's Chief Executive, Akbar...

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2014-12-19 Vladimir Putin

EU investment: Juncker's plan expected to generate €315bn

In today's business update France's statistics agency Insee forecasts 0.3% growth in the first quarter of 2015. We also bring you the latest reactions from Brussels on the...

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2014-12-17 Vladimir Putin

Russian government tries to stop currency freefall

The Russian government has started selling its foreign exchange reserves in an effort to prop up the rouble. The currency dropped by 11 percent on Tuesday, and continued its fall...

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2014-12-16 Russia

Russia's central bank hikes key interest rate to 17%

In this business update we focus on the latest intervention from Russia's central bank. Will increasing the key interest rate to 17% be enough to stem the rouble's slide? We ask...

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2014-12-15 UBER

France to ban UberPop as taxi drivers protest

France is to ban the UberPop service from January 1st, according to an interior ministry spokesman. Taxi drivers staged a go-slow protest around Paris on Monday over a court...

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