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Latest update : 2014-02-18

Vatican Bank: Cleaning house in a scandal-tainted institution

In 2012, the Vatileaks affair shook the Vatican with revelations of nepotism and corruption. The following year, a high-ranking Vatican official was arrested while trying to smuggle 20 million euros in cash from Switzerland. At the same time, newly elected Pope Francis was declaring war on greed. Francis quickly found he had to concern himself not just with the spiritual needs of his flock, but with financial scandal at the Vatican.

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2015-03-14 agribusiness

Knowledge is money: Business intelligence changes Burkina Faso's cotton industry

”Knowledge is power” is a well-known saying. But knowledge is also money. In Burkina Faso, West Africa, business intelligence is key for the local cotton industry.

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2015-02-14 Europe

Philosophy: Is France falling behind in the race for ideas?

There are few countries around the world where philosophers make household names. France is one of them, and it's seen to have a rich philosophical tradition. But nowadays, are...

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2015-01-31 investment

Will Chinese investment bring good fortune to France?

In France, the Socialist government is trying to balance its budget, eager to prove to Brussels and to foreign investors that it's serious about making economic reforms. Last...

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2015-01-17 defence

Deals and defence: Selling French military know-how abroad

One of France's most high-profile defence contracts in recent years has been suspended for now. The 1.2-billion-euro deal to deliver two warships to Russia is on ice due to...

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2015-01-03 France

French Development Agency: A way to boost French business abroad?

One of the oddities of France is the way it manages its development aid. The system is somewhat fragmented, but at its heart is the French Development Agency, AFD. Some 30% of...

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