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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.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2015-09-04 US cinema

Disney hopes to score big as new Star Wars toys hit the shelves

It is 'Force Friday' as official merchandise for the upcoming movie 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' hits the shelves. The toy industry has relied more and more on blockbuster...

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2015-09-03 China

IMF warns of risks posed by Chinese slowdown to global economic growth

The International Monetary Fund has warned that the slowdown in China is posing an increased risk to global economic growth. The fund pointed to the fall in oil and other...

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2015-09-02 France

France cracks down on internship abuses with system overhaul

The French government is to overhaul the rules governing internships, with plans to increase the minimum wage for interns and placing limits on how many interns a company can...

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2015-09-01 China

Chinese journalist apologises 'for contributing to market turmoil'

A Chinese journalist has made a televised apology for allegedly reporting "falsehoods" about the recent stock market turmoil, despite the information in his article having been...

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2015-08-27 Paris

AirBnB to collect 'tourist tax' for Paris accommodation

The short-term letting site AirBnB has agreed to collect an €0.83 per night "tourist tax" from its users for stays in the French capital. The company had been under pressure from...

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