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German elections: Top MEP 'concerned' as populists rise in polls

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Four more years for Angela Merkel?

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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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2017-09-19 bankruptcy

End of an era: Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

Toys 'R' Us files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for its operations in the United States and Canada, this as the toy store faces stiff competition from online retailers. We...

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2017-09-18 India

India set to roll out 100,000 electric rickshaws and buses

We tell you how India is rolling out 100,000 electric rickshaws and buses in the coming weeks. Also, a recently published study shows how defeat devices in diesel vehicles could...

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2017-09-15 Google

Why Google is in hot water (again)

On today's show we tell you why three former employees of Google are suing the company in a potential class action lawsuit for gender discrimination. We also find out how markets...

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2017-09-14 Social Media

Californian start-up faces social media backlash

Bodega, a Californian start-up, faces a social media backlash after its name prompted suspicions of trying to drive urban family-run shops out of business. Meanwhile, Donald...

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2017-09-13 Apple

Apple's iPhone X reaches new heights of both technology and price

Apple's new iPhone X aims to put the company back in the lead of smartphone innovation but it comes with a hefty price tag. Also, Wisconsin's state Senate offers Foxconn a record...

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