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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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2017-08-17 Donald Trump

US business leaders abandon Trump after Charlottesville

US President Donald Trump has dissolved his councils of business leaders amid a wave of CEO resignations over his reaction to neo-nazi rallies in Virginia. And NAFTA...

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2017-08-16 NAFTA

Talks to begin on revamping NAFTA trade deal

Talks are set to begin in Washington on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), as promised by President Donald Trump during his election campaign. We look at...

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2017-08-15 Donald Trump

Business leaders quit Trump panel

Three company bosses have quit US President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council over his reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The CEOs of Intel, Under Armour...

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2017-08-14 Japan

Japan's Q2 economy grows at 4% annual rate

Japan's GDP grew at a hearty 4.0 percent annual pace in the April-June quarter. Stronger consumer spending and corporate capital investment helped the world's third largest...

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2017-08-10 France

French Deliveroo couriers protest over pay changes

Couriers working for the food delivery service Deliveroo have staged protest in France over changes to their pay structure. The change would see an hourly rate replaced by a...

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