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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.

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2015-03-31 music

Banding together against music streaming giants

Some of the music world’s biggest stars are launching their own streaming platform, which they hope will change the industry. Jay-Z, Beyonce, Madonna, and Daft Punk are among the...

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2015-03-30 Greece

Germanwings crash: compensation claims could skyrocket for Lufthansa

Greece prepares to submit a definitive list of refom proposals to its creditors this week. A week after the Germanwings crash we find out how much parent company Lufthansa is...

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2015-03-27 Yemen

Oil prices fall after supply fears subside

Oil prices spiked on Thursday in response to Saudi Arabia conducting air strikes in Yemen. Fears over supply shortages have since subsided. Also, we update you on how oil prices...

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2015-03-26 mergers & acquisitions

A food goliath in the making

Two of America’s best-known food giants are joining forces to create a new conglomerate, expected to rake in $28bn in annual revenues. Meanwhile, Greece raises hopes that a...

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2015-03-25 eurozone

As EU recovery falters, Ireland steams ahead

Since surviving the financial crisis and exiting its bailout, Ireland has emerged as a rising star of the eurozone economy. Ireland's Minister of State for the Department of...

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