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Latest update : 2014-08-12

France remains world's favourite holiday destination

France has kept its top spot as the world’s most visited country, according to new figures from the French government. France welcomed almost 85 million tourists last year - 15 million more than its nearest rival, the United States. Despite the increased number of visitors, many working in the tourist industry in France say they’re struggling to make a living. Also today: the banana battle for ownership of Chiquita.

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2014-12-23 Christmas

Christmas shoppers warm to unisex toys in France

In the wake of the controversy this year surrounding ‘gender stereotyping’ of toys for boys or girls, we have a special report on how French toy chains have made a success of...

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2014-12-22 Airbus

Qatar Airways CEO: Traditional airlines 'inefficient'

Airbus has delivered the first of its new lightweight A350 jumbo jets to Qatar Airways, a year behind the original schedule. We speak to the airline's Chief Executive, Akbar...

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2014-12-19 Vladimir Putin

EU investment: Juncker's plan expected to generate €315bn

In today's business update France's statistics agency Insee forecasts 0.3% growth in the first quarter of 2015. We also bring you the latest reactions from Brussels on the...

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2014-12-17 Vladimir Putin

Russian government tries to stop currency freefall

The Russian government has started selling its foreign exchange reserves in an effort to prop up the rouble. The currency dropped by 11 percent on Tuesday, and continued its fall...

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2014-12-16 Russia

Russia's central bank hikes key interest rate to 17%

In this business update we focus on the latest intervention from Russia's central bank. Will increasing the key interest rate to 17% be enough to stem the rouble's slide? We ask...

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