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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 : 2014-05-19

Astrazeneca rejects Pfizer’s ‘final’ takeover offer

The Anglo-Swiss pharmaceutical firm Astrazeneca has rejected a new takeover bid from Pfizer, worth almost $119 billion. Pfizer says it won’t improve its offer further, nor will it proceed to a hostile takeover by approaching shareholders directly. Also today: Nutella, the staple of French breakfast tables, celebrates its 50th birthday.

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2017-01-16 Brexit

Pound tumbles ahead of Theresa May speech

Brexit jitters have sent the pound tumbling below $1.20. Theresa May will give a speech on Tuesday, this amid reports over the weekend that she intends the UK to leave the single...

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2017-01-13 Fiat

Nintendo unveils new Switch console

Nintendo pushes reset and Mario's back. The new Switch console is unique in allowing gamers to use their controller in a conventional manner, switch it into a mobile gaming...

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2017-01-12 Donald Trump

US ethics watchdog slams Trump business plans

The head of the US government's ethics watchdog has criticised Donald Trump's plan to deal with his business interests while he's in office. Walter Shaub said the arrangements -...

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2017-01-11 Volkswagen

Volkswagen close to $4.3bn US settlement over emissions scandal

Volkswagen has agreed a draft settlement with US authorities over the emissions-cheating scandal, which will see it pleading guilty to criminal charges and paying fines of $4.3...

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2017-01-09 Volkswagen

Despite hurdles, Volkswagen confident of US future

Donald Trump's threats to impose import tariffs on foreign-made cars have cast a shadow on the Detroit Auto Show, leaving many manufacturers on the defensive. We speak to Jürgen...

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