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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 : 2014-06-17

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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2017-07-21 Rex Tillerson

Exxon sues US over $2m fine for violating Russia sanctions

Exxon Mobil sues the US Treasury for handing it a $2 million fine for violating sanctions against Russia back when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was CEO of the oil giant. Also...

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2017-07-20 ECB

Time to taper? ECB governing council meets in Frankfurt

Think Markets Chief Analyst Naeem Aslam joins us in the studio to talk about possible moves by the European Central Bank at its governing council meeting this Thursday. The ECB...

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2017-07-19 Tour de France

Tour de France a marketing coup for sponsors

Sponsoring the Tour de France comes with a price tag of millions of euros, but offers brands an opportunity to be seen by an audience of billions. We take a look at some of their...

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2017-07-18 BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas fines grow to $600m over rate-rigging

French bank BNP Paribas has been fined another $246 million by the US Federal Reserve for manipulating the foreign exchange market, bringing the lender's total fines over the...

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2017-07-17 Greece

Greece looks to rejoin international bond market

Greece prepares to take its first tentative steps back into the international bond market - we take a closer look. Also today, the UK's finance minister says the government is...

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