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The brilliant student and the party-girl: Macron and Le Pen's polar opposite childhoods

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Hissene Habré trial: Senegal court upholds life sentence for Chad's ex-leader

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The New Normal: Trump's first 100 days in office (part 1)

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The New Normal: Trump's first 100 days in office (part 2)

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French high school students make their voices heard while Le Pen goes fishing

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Burma's citizens still jailed for speaking their minds

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Colombia: FARC disarmament leads to baby boom

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BUSINESS DAILY

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

Latest update : 2014-06-18

Foreign investors snap up luxury Paris hotels

The only five-star hotel on the Champs Elysées has been bought by a Hong Kong-based investment fund for €344 million. The purchase is just the latest Paris hotel to be bought by foreign investors, keen to cash in on the wealthy clientele and high value of property in the French capital. Also today: why a children’s book about a purple house might herald the launch of Amazon’s new smartphone.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2017-04-27 Donald Trump

Trump's tax plan is 'too thin and too late'

The White House unveiled its long-awaited tax reform plan on Wednesday, including massive cuts to corporate tax. Naeem Aslam of Think Markets tells us the plan is "too thin [on...

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2017-04-26 Justin Trudeau

Trump vs Trudeau: Rising trade tensions between US and Canada

Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, spoke to Donald Trump by phone on Tuesday to discuss the rising trade tensions between the two countries. The US and Canada have clashed...

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2017-04-25 Donald Trump

US in budget showdown over Trump's border wall

Donald Trump's insistence on funding a border wall is leading the US into a budget showdown that could shut down the federal government - we tell you more. Also, French carmaker...

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2017-04-21 USA

Trump launches probe into foreign steel

US President Donald Trump launches a probe into foreign steel, which he says could be threatening national security. Also today, French farmers are drawn to political extremes...

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2017-04-20 Argentina

The bitter dispute over Argentine lemons

Argentina's lemon industry has been left in limbo after President Donald Trump halted plans to lift an import ban. Also today, Facebook wants to read our minds, and we look at...

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