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A daily update on the latest business and economic news. Live on weekdays at 8.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-08-13

Japanese economy slumps after sales tax rise

The Japanese economy sharply contracted in the three months from April to June, the worst slump seen since the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country in 2011. The 1.7% contraction comes after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government increased sales tax in April. Also today: Samsung moves to cut binge drinking by employees at work events.

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2017-07-20 ECB

Time to taper? ECB governing council meets in Frankfurt

Think Markets Chief Analyst Naeem Aslam joins us in the studio to talk about possible moves by the European Central Bank at its governing council meeting this Thursday. The ECB...

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2017-07-19 Tour de France

Tour de France a marketing coup for sponsors

Sponsoring the Tour de France comes with a price tag of millions of euros, but offers brands an opportunity to be seen by an audience of billions. We take a look at some of their...

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2017-07-18 BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas fines grow to $600m over rate-rigging

French bank BNP Paribas has been fined another $246 million by the US Federal Reserve for manipulating the foreign exchange market, bringing the lender's total fines over the...

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2017-07-17 Greece

Greece looks to rejoin international bond market

Greece prepares to take its first tentative steps back into the international bond market - we take a closer look. Also today, the UK's finance minister says the government is...

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2017-07-14 transport

Hyper-what? How we could be nearing the age of hyperloop travel

A successful test run this week in the Nevada Desert could mean the futuristic hyperloop train is closer to becoming reality. Also, how a 15-year-old managed to win over the...

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