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Latest update : 2014-04-29

Prime Minister’s spending concessions ‘to cost €2bn’

Concessions made by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls in his spending cuts plan will cost the state up to cost €2 billion extra, a Socialist Party deputy has claimed. Valls announced on Monday he would allow inflation-linked rises for some pensions, certain welfare payments and low-paid public sector workers. He's due to present his full €50 billion cuts plan to parliament later.

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2015-01-26 eurozone

Greece 'set to run out of money by March'

Greece's goverment is set to run out of money by the end of March if it doesn't come with a new source of funding. That's one of the economic challenges that will face the new...

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2015-01-23 Davos forum

Davos 2015: Businesses 'cautiously optimistic' in Japan

Japan has been on a rollercoaster ride since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began his plan to kick-start the economy. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, FRANCE 24’s Stephen Carroll...

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2015-01-23 Yemen

Davos 2015: Doing business in an unstable climate

Bassim Haidar is a telecoms entrepreneur who started his Channel IT firm in Nigeria, and now operates in 19 countries across Africa and the Middle East. He says his company has...

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2015-01-23 technology

Davos 2015 - Tech Mahindra: France needs 'business-friendly policies'

The head of one of India's biggest IT services companies, Tech Mahindra, has said that businesses need "friendly policies" in France. The firm is among those meeting President...

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2015-01-22 Davos forum

Davos 2015: Tax changes to have 'little impact' on Ireland's appeal

The closing of tax loopholes, including the "double Irish", won't hurt Ireland's appeal for investors, according to the head of the agency charged with attracting foreign...

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