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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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2015-04-24 British Royal Family

Alice, Posh or Tyrone? Bookmakers take bets on new royal baby name

Brits are already placing bets on everything from dates to weights for the second royal baby. A whopping 83% are betting it will be a girl. We find out what names are the odds-on...

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2015-04-23 Brazil

Turmoil leads to first loss in decades for Petrobras

Brazil's state-controlled oil giant Petrobras reported a $7.2bn loss for last year. The firm was hit hard by writedowns and corruption charges. Plus, the European Union takes on...

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2015-04-22 retail

Tesco's tough times: Supermaket chain reports record loss

Tesco, the world's third-largest retailer, has reported the biggest pre-tax loss in its 96-year history, of €8.9 billion. The company's earnings were hit by a writedown of the...

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2015-04-21 Gazprom

EU set to launch antitrust case against Gazprom

The European Union is set to accuse the Russian gas company Gazprom of abusing its dominant position in the European market. The charges are set to be announced later this week....

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2015-04-20 François Hollande

Hollande unveils income top-up to help young workers

The French President, François Hollande, is to extend an income supplement payment to all workers under 25. The measure is designed to support young people who are on low...

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