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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 : 2014-05-15

French government extends veto powers over foreign takeovers

France’s economy minister Arnaud Montebourg has signed a ministerial order which extends the government’s powers to veto foreign investment in French companies. French ministers are watching closely as engineering giant Alstom considers a €12.35 billion bid for its power generation business from General Electric. Also today: a tale of two economies as Germany’s growth outshines its neighbour France.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2017-05-30 airlines

British Airways flights return to normal after IT failure

British Airways says it's operating a full service from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports after a massive IT failure over the weekend disrupted flights for at least 75,000...

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2017-05-29 airlines

British Airways IT debacle could cost the airline big

Thousands of stranded passengers could add up to tens of millions of pounds in customer compensation claims for British Airways. Also today: Airbus breaks ground on the first...

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2017-05-26 oil

Oil tumbles on disappointment over OPEC output cut

Oil prices have dropped after OPEC's decision to extend an output cut by nine months fell short of investor expectations. Also today, we look at how Egyptians are struggling to...

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2017-05-25 oil

OPEC looks set to extend production cut

The OPEC cartel of oil-producing nations is expected to extend last year's deal to cut production, this in an effort boost oil prices. Meanwhile, here in France, there's some...

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2017-05-24 China

China's credit rating cut over debt worries

China's credit rating has been downgraded by Moody's over fears of rising debt in the world's second-largest economy. We get the latest reaction from our correspondent in...

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