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Egypt at daggers drawn (part1)

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At least 7 killed in clashes as Burundi awaits vote results

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Millions affected by Boko Haram's mass violence

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'IS group's caliphate is here to stay'

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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 : 2014-03-11

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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2015-07-02 France

Cold, hard cash being made from France's heatwave

Companies that make cooling systems and water sprays are among those who are cashing in on the heatwave in France. Temperatures in Paris reached almost 40 degrees on Wednesday....

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2015-07-01 eurozone

Video: After default, what next for Greece?

After Greece missed its payment to the IMF of €1.6 billion on Tuesday night, we focus on what lies ahead for Athens and its international lenders. We also look at how the elderly...

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2015-06-25 France

French taxi strike over UberPOP causes traffic chaos

French taxi drivers are causing traffic chaos around Paris as they demonstrate over the rise of services like UberPOP. We take a look at the challenges that Uber has faced around...

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2015-06-24 France

Bouygues Telecom 'can survive alone' after rejecting takeover bid

The chief executive of the Bouygues group says its telecoms business can survive alone after its board rejected a €10 billion takeover from Altice, owner of rival network SFR....

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2015-06-19 eurozone

Greeks wonder if capital controls are on the horizon

Greece in the spotlight once again. After finance ministers failed to reach a deal in Luxembourg, there are fears of capital controls in Greece. Plus Johnny Depp is selling his...

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