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Macron and Le Pen battle it out to woo blue-collar workers

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France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 1)

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France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 2)

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LGBT survivors of torture in Chechnya speak out

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Lebanon: Activists ramp up pressure over rape law

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Film show: 'Django', 'The Paris Opera' and 'Manhattan'

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Is Emmanuel Macron acting overly confident?

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Trump vs Trudeau: Rising trade tensions between US and Canada

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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 : 2014-05-12

French PM promises lower taxes as spending cuts bite

The French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, has pledged to cut income tax by 2015, despite France’s budget deficit remaining above the 3% EU limit. His comments come as ministers in the French government were told over the weekend how much their departmental budgets will be reduced under the €50 billion spending cuts plan. Also today: the Spanish solar energy investors who have been burned by Madrid’s austerity policies.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2017-04-26 Justin Trudeau

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2017-04-19 Donald Trump

Trump orders review of skilled worker visas

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