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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.

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2014-11-27 oil

Oil prices 'could fall further' without OPEC output cut

The price of oil could tumble further if OPEC doesn’t decide to cut output at today’s meeting in Vienna, according to analysts. We speak to David Battersby of Redmayne-Bentley...

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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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