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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?

By Kate MOODY

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2018-01-17 Bitcoin

Bitcoin takes a tumble over regulation fears

The value of Bitcoin has tumbled by more than ten percent so far this week, as investors fear increased regulation in China and South Korea. Also today, a warning of a slowdown...

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2018-01-16 tourism

Spain set to overtake US in tourism rankings

Spain is set to overtake the United States in global tourism rankings, according to the latest figures from the World Tourism Organization. We take a look at how the industry is...

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2018-01-15 Detroit

Detroit Motor Show kicks off with trucks taking centre stage

The Detroit Motor Show has kicked off with US carmakers showcasing what they do best: trucks and SUVs. The trade fair comes after the US car industry last year saw its first drop...

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2018-01-12 Dairy

French contaminated baby milk scandal widens

French dairy giant Lactalis is under fire after the discovery that its baby milk formula continued to be sold after a December recall over concerns it could be contaminated with...

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2018-01-11 technology

Batteries anyone? Power cut hits Las Vegas tech show

The world's biggest consumer technology show, CES, suffered a two-hour blackout on Wednesday after a transformer was damaged by heavy rainfall in Las Vegas. We also look at some...

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