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Latest update : 2014-04-30

Alstom bidding war heats up as General Electric confirms offer

The bidding war over the French engineering firm Alstom is heating up, as the company confirmed its board had backed a bid from General Electric to purchase its energy business. The deal isn't done yet though, and rival bidder Siemens has upped its offer in response. Also today: why slowing growth in new users joining Twitter has spooked investors.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2016-06-30 François Hollande

Hollande pledges tax cuts ahead of France's 2017 elections

The French president has pledged to implement a tax cut of up to €2 billion in the next year to help middle-class households. François Hollande told the Les Echos newspaper that...

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2016-06-29 Brexit

Vodafone warns it could move HQ out of UK

In the wake of the Brexit vote, the telecoms group Vodafone has said it can't make a long-term decision about where it will locate its headquarters, which are currently in...

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2016-06-28 Brexit

$3 trillion wiped off global markets since Brexit

Three trillion dollars have been wiped off the value of global shares in two days of trading since the UK voted to leave the EU last week. Stock markets have slumped on the news,...

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2016-06-27 economy

Osborne: UK public finances will need adjustment after Brexit

The British finance minister says the UK's public finances will need an adjustment after the vote to leave the European Union, but that the details will be decided by the next...

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2016-06-24 Brexit

Markets, pound plunge on Brexit vote

The UK's vote to leave the European Union had an immediate effect on the markets, with the pound sterling dropping to its lowest level in 30 years. Jane Foley, Senior Currency...

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