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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.

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2014-11-25 Christmas

Who makes money from France's Christmas markets?

The tradition of Christmas markets in France dates back to 1570 in the eastern city of Strasbourg. They're big moneyspinners now, with 15 million visitors expected at the market...

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2014-11-25 European Commission

Juncker’s EU growth plan faces challenges

The European Commission will this Tuesday agree on the details of the €300 billion plan designed to boost growth in the EU. Critics say the seed funding of around €30 billion...

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2014-11-24 François Hollande

Hollande's industrial policy under scrutiny during Florange visit

French President François Hollande is facing scrutiny of his industrial policy during his annual visit to the eastern town of Florange. Unions say the president betrayed a...

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2014-11-21 banking

UK dealt a blow in fight over banker bonus caps

We find out why the UK has given up on its fight with the EU over caps to banker bonuses. Plus, France’s Economy Minister signals the French 35-hour working week needs more...

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2014-11-20 France

The business behind Beaujolais Nouveau

It’s one of the biggest dates in the French wine calendar - the launch of Beaujolais Nouveau. Parties to celebrate the release of this year’s batch take place all over the world,...

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