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French government, employers and unions begin final discussions on labour reforms

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Hunger has forced many Nigerian refugees in northern Cameroon to return to dangerous Boko Haram territory.

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US investigating China's intellectual property policy

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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 : 2014-08-05

Crédit Agricole takes €700m hit over bailed-out Portuguese bank

Crédit Agricole is to write off its stake in the troubled Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo, at a cost of €708 million. It comes after the Lisbon government announced a €4.9 billion rescue plan for BES on Monday. The news sent the French bank’s shares soaring in early trading. Also today: how the United States is playing catch-up with China at its African leaders' summit in Washington.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2017-08-22 France

French government, employers and unions begin final discussions on labour reforms

The French government is starting a last round of talks with business lobbies and labour unions ahead of an August 31 deadline to publish legislation on labour reforms. The aim...

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2017-08-21 China

US investigating China's intellectual property policy

Fears of a trade war heat up as the US launches a formal investigation into China's intellectual property policies. French students face an expensive back-to-school season, and...

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2017-08-18 Business

Terror attack, Trump turmoil rattle stock markets

Global stocks fell as a terrorist attack in Barcelona and political turmoil in Washington raised concern among investors. Meanwhile the US president has scrapped plans to create...

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2017-08-17 Donald Trump

US business leaders abandon Trump after Charlottesville

US President Donald Trump has dissolved his councils of business leaders amid a wave of CEO resignations over his reaction to neo-nazi rallies in Virginia. And NAFTA...

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2017-08-16 NAFTA

Talks to begin on revamping NAFTA trade deal

Talks are set to begin in Washington on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), as promised by President Donald Trump during his election campaign. We look at...

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