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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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2018-05-25 privacy

GDPR: What it means for you and EU businesses

The General Data Protection Regulation takes effect in the EU this Friday - but what does it mean for consumers and companies? We take a closer look. Plus, Mexico says it won't...

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2018-05-24 technology

Viva Technology conference opens in Paris as Macron seeks French dominance

FRANCE 24's James Creedon reports from the opening of the Viva Technology conference in Paris, where President Emmanuel Macron is looking to solidify France's place as a tech...

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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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