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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 : 2014-03-11

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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2017-01-17 Davos forum

Davos 2017: World Economic Forum wary of post-Brexit future

Political and business leaders are gathering in the Swiss Alps, for a World Economic Forum overshadowed by the backlash of 2016. Brexit is high on the agenda, as the UK prepares...

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2017-01-17 Davos forum

Davos 2017: Business leaders confident despite 2016 turmoil

The World Economic Forum has kicked off after a year of political and economic turmoil. Our team in Davos has been finding out what's on the minds of business leaders who are...

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2017-01-16 Brexit

Pound tumbles ahead of Theresa May speech

Brexit jitters have sent the pound tumbling below $1.20. Theresa May will give a speech on Tuesday, this amid reports over the weekend that she intends the UK to leave the single...

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2017-01-13 Fiat

Nintendo unveils new Switch console

Nintendo pushes reset and Mario's back. The new Switch console is unique in allowing gamers to use their controller in a conventional manner, switch it into a mobile gaming...

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2017-01-12 Donald Trump

US ethics watchdog slams Trump business plans

The head of the US government's ethics watchdog has criticised Donald Trump's plan to deal with his business interests while he's in office. Walter Shaub said the arrangements -...

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