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A daily update on the latest business and economic news. Live on weekdays at 8.15 am Paris time.

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Latest update : 2014-06-17

Entertainment workers’ strike threatens French cultural events

A strike by entertainment industry workers in France is threatening a host of cultural events across the country this summer. The workers are protesting against changes to a special welfare scheme they benefit from. The scheme has been signalled out for criticism from France’s public spending watchdog for being a drain on the public purse. Also today: how the hum of a coffee shop could make you more productive.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2015-07-28 Greece

Varoufakis and his 'Plan B' for Greece

Greece's former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has revealed that he was developing a secret "Plan B" if the ECB cut off liquidity to his country's banks. He made the comments...

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2015-07-27 Greece

More debt deadlines loom as creditors return to Greece

Officials from the European Commission and European Central Bank are returning to Athens this week to begin talks over the country's third bailout, worth €86 billion. Also today:...

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2015-07-24 Greece

Greece's creditors are back in town

Greece’s creditors head back to Athens to finalise a third bailout deal worth €86 billion. It’s a symbolic return for the international lenders, who are pushing for further...

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2015-07-23 Spain

Barcelona cracks down on AirBnB with new rules

Barcelona has become the latest European city to impose stricter rules on short-term rentals through websites like AirBnB. The new regulations require landlords to register, and...

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2015-07-22 Apple

Has Apple passed its peak with latest results?

The latest set of results from Apple has disappointed investors, and a drop in shares in after-hours trading wiped some $66 billion off the company's value. The figures showed...

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