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Latest update : 2014-03-21

Russian stocks tumble as West imposes sanctions

Moscow’s Micex index plummets over 3% as the US and EU slap sanctions on some of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. Meanwhile, Visa and Mastercard cut off services to clients of Rossiya Bank, also targeted by sanctions.

Also, money slips through the cracks as Mt. Gox finds nearly a quarter of its missing bitcoins in a "forgotten digital wallet". Plus, what price would you pay for privacy? Growing demand for a $3,500 cryptophone leaves the US firm behind the smartphone struggling to fill orders.

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2014-07-30 Ukraine

Last-ditch talks aim to avert Argentina default

Crunch talks will continue this Wednesday in an effort to avoid Argentina defaulting on its debts for the third time in 28 years. The country’s economy minister Axel Kicillof...

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2014-07-29 Argentina

Argentina braced for another debt default

Argentina is braced for another default on its debts - the third in 28 years. The latest crisis comes after a court in the United States ruled that Buenos Aires must repay a...

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2014-07-28 France

French government hopes to collect €1.8bn from foreign accounts

The French government is hoping to collect €1.8 billion in taxes and penalties this year from the holders of undeclared foreign bank accounts. The authorities announced a...

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2014-07-25 Tour de France caravan

The Tour de France, a PR machine

In today’s business news, we see how sponsors use the Tour de France’s publicity caravan to market themselves to the millions watching the cycling event. Also: tax patriotism in...

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2014-07-23 Apple

Apple aims to satisfy China's hunger for smartphones

Apple's iPad sales have slumped for two consecutive quarters but its iPhone is surging. Worldwide demand for the iPhone is up 13%, and nowhere is demand as strong as in China.

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