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The Future of the Book

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The Future of the Book (part 2)

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France 24’s best documentaries of 2014

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'We have to build a new Tunisia', says the president of the Tunisian Parliament

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France on alert after attacks: a case of collective hysteria?

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THE INTERVIEW

'Beijing needs to revaluate its policy in the Tibetan areas', says FM of the Tibetan government-in-exile

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Uruguay: freed Guantanamo detainees try to adjust to normal life

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Turkey: Inside the Alevi community

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China: A tense Christmas in Wenzhou

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

BUSINESS DAILY

BUSINESS DAILY

Latest update : 2014-03-07

The mystery behind Bitcoin

Japan’s government wants to start taxing Bitcoin, amid growing concern the digital currency could be used for tax evasion or money laundering. The shroud of mystery over its founder remains – reporters descended on the home of a Japanese-American engineer, revealed to be the man behind Bitcoin. Satoshi Nakamoto denied any involvement in the controversial currency. Plus: a $9bn deal to buy the Safeway grocery chain, an anti-trust probe into a telecoms merger, and who’s spying on Oreos?

By Kate MOODY

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2014-12-23 Christmas

Christmas shoppers warm to unisex toys in France

In the wake of the controversy this year surrounding ‘gender stereotyping’ of toys for boys or girls, we have a special report on how French toy chains have made a success of...

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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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