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Latest update : 2014-04-28

Alstom weighs up bids from General Electric & Siemens

The bidding war for the French engineering firm Alstom is heating up, after Siemens announced an offer to rival that of General Electric for the company’s power generation business. French President François Hollande is meeting representatives of both bidders today, as the government has to sign off on any deal involving Alstom’s strategic assets.

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2014-11-26 OPEC

No deal to cut oil output ahead of OPEC summit

A meeting between the top oil producer of the OPEC group, Saudi Arabia, and non-members Russia and Mexico failed to reach a deal to cut output. The summit took place in advance...

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2014-11-25 Christmas

Who makes money from France's Christmas markets?

The tradition of Christmas markets in France dates back to 1570 in the eastern city of Strasbourg. They're big moneyspinners now, with 15 million visitors expected at the market...

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2014-11-25 European Commission

Juncker’s EU growth plan faces challenges

The European Commission will this Tuesday agree on the details of the €300 billion plan designed to boost growth in the EU. Critics say the seed funding of around €30 billion...

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2014-11-24 François Hollande

Hollande's industrial policy under scrutiny during Florange visit

French President François Hollande is facing scrutiny of his industrial policy during his annual visit to the eastern town of Florange. Unions say the president betrayed a...

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2014-11-21 banking

UK dealt a blow in fight over banker bonus caps

We find out why the UK has given up on its fight with the EU over caps to banker bonuses. Plus, France’s Economy Minister signals the French 35-hour working week needs more...

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