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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 : 2014-05-05

Swedish city trials 6-hour working day

The Swedish city of Gothenburg is running a trial of a 6-hour working day in an effort to improve workers’ productivity. It’s a plan that’s divided politicians in the city though, as our correspondent found out. Also today: Portugal will not take an emergency credit line from Europe when it exits its bailout later this month.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2017-11-20 UK

Hammond teases UK budget with homebuilding, driverless cars

UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond is about to unveil a new budget and says the UK will have a fresh proposal for its Brexit "divorce bill" ahead of an EU Council meeting in...

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2017-11-17 Donald Trump

US House of Representatives passes tax reform bill

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would slash taxes by more than 1.4 trillion dollars over the next decade. The Senate is expected to vote on its version of...

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2017-11-16 telecommunication

Media giant Altice to hold off on acquisitions amid debt woes

In this business update we look at debt-ridden media and telecoms group Altice, led by French billionaire Patrick Drahi (pictured). It's been forced to hold off on further...

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2017-11-15 Airbus

Airbus announces record order worth $50bn

Airbus has announced its biggest-ever single order of 430 planes, worth $49.5 billion. The aircraft have been ordered by the US investment firm Indigo Partners, and will be...

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2017-11-14 Venezuela

Venezuela defaults on interest payments

Venezuela has been declared in default by the ratings agency Standard & Poor's, after missing a deadline for two interest payments worth $200m. The news came after Caracas called...

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