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Latest update : 2014-03-11

Chiquita-Fyffes merger to create new 'top banana'

There’s a new "top banana" in the fruit industry, as Chiquita buys Irish distributor Fyffes for $526 million. The new joint firm will control some 29% of global banana exports. Meanwhile, the World Bank announces $3 billion in financial aid for Ukraine. Plus, will a telecommunications merger drive up mobile phone prices in France? Finally, how lucrative is Colorado’s recreational marijuana business?

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2015-05-22 USA

Massive trade bill clears key hurdle in US Senate

Despite opposition from many Democratic leaders, the US Senate has agreed to end debate on a massive trade bill. It now moves it to a final vote. Plus, there's a new kind of...

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2015-05-21 banking

'Breathtaking' misconduct at banks over rate-rigging

Six banks will have to pay out more than $5.6 billion to settle claims they manipulated the foreign exchange market. The fines bring to more than $160 billion the amount the...

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2015-05-20 auto industry

34 million US cars recalled over faulty airbags

The Japanese manufacturer Takata has doubled the number of cars it says are affected by faulty airbags which have been blamed for at least six deaths. Globally, the number of...

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2015-05-19 takeover

Doing it for themselves: French workers make co-operatives a success

The number of co-operatives in France has risen sharply over the past decade, and employee-owned companies have had a greater rate of success. We look at one such example, the...

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2015-05-18 Jérôme Kerviel

Rogue trader Kerviel's bosses 'knew what he was doing'

The police officer who led the investigation into the losses caused at French bank Société Générale by the rogue trader Jerome Kerviel has said she is certain his superiors knew...

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