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Westminster Attack: What response to Parliament Rampage? (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

Westminster Attack: What response to Parliament Rampage? (part 1)

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US department store Sears faces possible closure

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'Terror in Westminster'

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Internet users say 'we are not afraid' after Westminster attack

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BUSINESS DAILY

A daily update on the latest business and economic news. Live on weekdays at 8.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-03-13

Can tax cuts save Italy's economy?

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has outlined €10 billion in tax cuts, part of a plan he says will help boost the country's struggling economy. It could be good news for taxpayers, but some economists are not sure it’s the right approach. Meanwhile, freshly back in office, Michelle Bachelet has launched a new programme to help Chile’s struggling families. Plus: a fine for France’s "Fabulous Fab", and Shakira signs on to be the new face – and body! – of Danone yogurt.

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2017-03-23 eurozone

US department store Sears faces possible closure

The future of US department store chain Sears is in doubt as it faces mounting losses and a shifting market. Meanwhile, the eurozone's chief is in hot water over some...

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2017-03-22 Uber

More countries suspend Brazilian meat imports amid scandal

The fallout from Brazil's meatpacking scandal keeps piling up as more countries suspend imports. Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico and Switzerland have joined the list of countries with...

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2017-03-21 agriculture

French candidates slug it out over economy

France's presidential hopefuls have put forth their visions for the country's economy during a historic debate. Meanwhile, a scandal over tainted Brazilian meat deepens, and...

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2017-03-20 Brazil

Over 30 Brazilian companies accused of selling tainted meat

In Brazil, authorities allege that major meat processing companies bribed officials in order to allow them to sell rotten beef and poultry. The government is now attempting to...

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2017-03-17 G20

G20 finance ministers to discuss free trade in Germany

G20 finance ministers are meeting in Germany, with fears of protectionism high on the agenda. Also today: Iceland says its banks are thriving after capital controls are lifted,...

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