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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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2017-03-30 marijuana

US marijuana industry is smoking hot

America's legal marijuana industry is flying high and projected to keep growing in spite of a conservative administration in the White House. We take a closer look. Also today:...

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2017-03-29 Brexit

Markets muted as UK begins Brexit proceedings

The UK has triggered Article 50, kicking off two years of negotiations to leave the European Union. Michael Hewson, of CMC Markets, gives us his take on how the markets are...

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2017-03-28 labour law

Brazil's meat industry gets grilling from EU

Brazil closes three more meatpacking plants as a bribery scandal continues to disrupt its agricultural industry. Also today: France looks for a compromise on short-term...

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2017-03-27 Brexit

Startled startups flee UK ahead of Brexit

What's the next step for British startups looking to leave the UK due to Brexit? We take a closer look. Also today, Uber hits pause on its driverless car programme and New...

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2017-03-23 eurozone

US department store Sears faces possible closure

The future of US department store chain Sears is in doubt as it faces mounting losses and a shifting market. Meanwhile, the eurozone's chief is in hot water over some...

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