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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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2018-02-22 Ford

Ford executive ousted over misconduct

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2018-02-21 Venezuela

Venezuela launches its own cryptocurrency

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2018-02-20 China

Chinese textile wholesalers open Marseille site

A new outlet village for Chinese textile wholesalers has opened in Marseille, with the hope of attracting retailers from across southern Europe. The project is also looking to...

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2018-02-19 Donald Trump

Donald Trump Jr.'s India visit raises eyebrows

Donald Trump Jr. heads to India in a visit that places business front and centre. He'll be attempting to sell more than $1 billion worth of luxury apartments. But while the...

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2018-02-16 auto industry

Renault asks Carlos Ghosn to stay on as CEO

Renault has asked CEO Carlos Ghosn to stay on for another four years. The decision by the company's board comes after Ghosn agreed to take a 30% pay cut, in line with the French...

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