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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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2014-10-30 eurozone

The robot workforce is coming

Robots are coming, and they will either save your job or take it. We find out more. Meanwhile, 51 governments pledge to fight tax evasion by sharing financial information. Plus:...

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2014-10-29 Brussels

Brussels says French and Italian budgets are OK... for now

Brussels gives France and Italy the green light on their budgets after both countries made revisions to their spending plans that included further belt-tightening. Meanwhile,...

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2014-10-28 education

81 years to achieve gender equality, report says

A new report from the World Economic Forum has found it would take 81 years for men and women to achieve equality in the workplace. Nevertheless, the World Economic Forum's...

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2014-10-28 France

France aims to avoid EU censure with revised budget

The French government is hoping to avoid the rejection of its budget by the European Commission with a package of new measures aimed at reducing the deficit by €3.6 billion. We...

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2014-10-24 Europe

Budget tensions heat up in Brussels as EU leaders meet for second day

EU budget tensions are heating up in Brussels. Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (pictured) threatens to publish the costs of European institutions, a way of hitting back at...

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