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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 : 2014-02-13

French court rules against Sunday opening for DIY stores

France's highest administrative court has struck down a government order that allowed hardware stores to open on Sundays. Seven-day trading is strictly regulated in France, and the government must now rush to issue a new order to keep the shops open. Also, how protests in Bosnia are focusing on the country's failed privatisation programme.

By Stephen CARROLL



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2017-12-07 Bitcoin

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Bitcoin is continuing its meteoric rise to new heights and new records. Just how high can the virtual currency go? And what are the risks of buying it? We speak to Craig Erlam,...

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2017-12-07 Brexit

UK has no sector studies on Brexit's economic effects

The UK's Brexit secretary admits the government has no sector-specific studies on the possible economic effects of Brexit. And Bitcoin hits dizzying new heights, a Volkswagen...

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2017-12-06 China

World's largest Starbucks opens in China

One new Starbucks opens every 15 hours in China, with the company's largest outlet just opened in Shanghai. And Irish businesses are getting antsy over the Brexit border dilemma...

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The European Union is set to unveil a tax haven blacklist. We also tell you more about the next Eurogroup president. Also on the show: More details emerge on what CVS plans on...

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