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François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 1)

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BUSINESS DAILY

BUSINESS DAILY

Latest update : 2014-03-19

France's austerity drive reaches the Elysée Palace

In France, even the president isn’t immune from austerity. François Hollande and his government need to make another €50 billion in cuts by 2017, and so the president’s Elysée Palace is doing its part to save money. Also today: we look ahead to the UK budget, and examine the newest "anti-social networking" app.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2015-05-04 defence

France could surpass Russia in arms export league

France could surpass Russia as the world's second-biggest arms exporter this year if several big contracts are finalised. It comes as French President Hollande travels to Qatar,...

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2015-05-01 boxing

Are you ready to rumble? Mayweather-Pacquiao is biggest payday in sports history

Money versus Pacman. The long-awaited boxing match between two legends, Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, is also the biggest payday ever. Both fighters will...

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2015-05-01 China

Milan kicks off World Expo amid protests

The World Expo officially kicks off this Friday in Milan despite protests over the €3.2bn cost. Opinions are divided over what the long-term effect will be on the economy....

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2015-04-30 Rafale fighter jet

Rafale reaches new heights with Qatar sale

After Egypt and India, Qatar is the latest country to sign on with France’s Dassault Aviation. It’s confirmed an order for 24 Rafale fighter jets – a deal valued at €6.3 billion....

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2015-04-29 Panama

Delayed Panama Canal project one step closer to completion

Over-schedule and over-budget, a multi-billion-dollar plan to expand the Panama Canal takes a step closer to completion, as the last of 16 giant locks is installed. Also, Twitter...

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