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Latest update : 2014-07-03

New lightweight plane seats could save airlines millions

A new lightweight model of plane seat, developed by French engineers, could save airlines millions in fuel costs. The Expliseat innovation is due to take its maiden voyage with Air Méditerranée in the coming days. Also today: why it's goodbye to Arthur's Day for Guinness.

By Stephen CARROLL

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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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2018-02-15 France

French unemployment drops to lowest level since 2009

The unemployment rate in mainland France has dropped to 8.6%, its lowest level in almost nine years. It's a milestone for the country which has struggled to reduce jobless...

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2018-02-14 Uber

Uber reports $4.5bn annual loss, but improving finances

The ride-hailing firm Uber lost $4.5 billion last year, but its financial situation is improving, as revenue rises and losses narrow from quarter to quarter. Also today, we look...

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