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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



2018-05-23 banking

US Congress rolls back some crisis-era bank regulation

The US Congress has approved a bill which will roll back some banking regulations passed in the wake of the financial crisis. The Dodd-Frank rules aimed to avoid a repeat of the...

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2018-05-22 music industry

$2.3bn for two million songs: Sony buys majority stake in EMI

Sony has acquired a controlling stake in EMI Music. The $2.3 billion deal will see the Japanese firm add songs from artists such as Queen and Sia to its catalogue. Also today, we...

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2018-05-21 China

US-China trade war is 'on hold'

The US and China put their trade war "on hold" with an agreement to forgo punitive tariffs. Also today: thousands of jobs at French supermarket chain Carrefour are at risk, and a...

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2018-05-17 PSA Peugeot Citroën

Peugeot plant asks staff to work longer hours, bypassing French unions

Peugeot may be breaking the 35-hour working week taboo in France. The carmaker is asking staff if they can agree to work 37 hours and 45 minutes a week in exchange for a small...

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2018-05-16 Japan

Abenomics hits road bump as Japan's economy shrinks for first time in two years

Japan's economy contracted at an annualised rate of 0.6% in the first quarter (0.2% quarter-on-quarter), snapping a two-year growth streak. The government sees this as only a...

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