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Latest update : 2014-06-23

Billion-dollar settlements: Is the US govt getting a good deal for taxpayers?

In this edition we're looking at corporate monitors. In the United States, the Department of Justice often requires companies to retain an independent monitor when settling a case. With a corporate monitorship put in place, a company can avoid court proceedings, through a settlement agreement. But this comes with a risk: an outsider gets to see the inside of a company.

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2015-02-14 Europe

Philosophy: Is France falling behind in the race for ideas?

There are few countries around the world where philosophers make household names. France is one of them, and it's seen to have a rich philosophical tradition. But nowadays, are...

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2015-01-31 investment

Will Chinese investment bring good fortune to France?

In France, the Socialist government is trying to balance its budget, eager to prove to Brussels and to foreign investors that it's serious about making economic reforms. Last...

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2015-01-17 defence

Deals and defence: Selling French military know-how abroad

One of France's most high-profile defence contracts in recent years has been suspended for now. The 1.2-billion-euro deal to deliver two warships to Russia is on ice due to...

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2015-01-03 France

French Development Agency: A way to boost French business abroad?

One of the oddities of France is the way it manages its development aid. The system is somewhat fragmented, but at its heart is the French Development Agency, AFD. Some 30% of...

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2014-12-20 gastronomy

Gastrodiplomacy: is French food losing its flair?

South Korea has done it, so has Peru and Indonesia. These countries have engaged in something known as gastrodiplomacy.

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