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Famine used as a weapon of war in South Sudan

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Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 2)

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British Airways IT debacle could cost the airline big

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BUSINESS DAILY

A daily update on the latest business and economic news. Live on weekdays at 8.15 am Paris time.

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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2017-05-29 airlines

British Airways IT debacle could cost the airline big

Thousands of stranded passengers could add up to tens of millions of pounds in customer compensation claims for British Airways. Also today: Airbus breaks ground on the first...

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2017-05-26 oil

Oil tumbles on disappointment over OPEC output cut

Oil prices have dropped after OPEC's decision to extend an output cut by nine months fell short of investor expectations. Also today, we look at how Egyptians are struggling to...

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2017-05-25 oil

OPEC looks set to extend production cut

The OPEC cartel of oil-producing nations is expected to extend last year's deal to cut production, this in an effort boost oil prices. Meanwhile, here in France, there's some...

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2017-05-24 China

China's credit rating cut over debt worries

China's credit rating has been downgraded by Moody's over fears of rising debt in the world's second-largest economy. We get the latest reaction from our correspondent in...

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2017-05-19 Greece

Greek government trades austerity for bailout, again

Despite public opposition, Greece's parliament has approved new austerity measures in an effort to convince its creditors to unlock 7.5 billion euros in bailout cash. Meanwhile,...

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