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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 : 2014-08-13

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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2017-01-20 Davos forum

Davos 2017: 'Mixed messages' from Trump, says Maersk CEO

Donald Trump has given 'mixed messages' on how his policies will affect the economy, according to the CEO of the world's biggest shipping company, Moller Maersk. Soren Skou...

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2017-01-20 Davos forum

DAVOS 2017: Urban-rural divide defies populist wave

The populist wave that swept the globe in 2016 was largely unseen in major cities. The divide between urban and rural areas is raising questions about the role that city leaders...

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2017-01-20 Davos forum

DAVOS 2017: Will Trump turn to 'energy diplomacy'?

What does the Trump administration have in store for the energy industry? Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum, tells us why he expects to see "energy diplomacy" from the next...

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2017-01-19 Davos forum

DAVOS 2017: Trump 'could hit the ball out of the park'

How will the Trump administration affect the Middle East? Omar Alghanim, CEO of Alghanim Industries, joins us on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, to give us his take on...

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2017-01-19 Davos forum

DAVOS 2017: May's Brexit plan 'not realistic'

Nobel-prize winning economist - and a leading voice of the Remain campaign - Christopher Pissarides is among those casting doubt on Theresa May's Brexit plans. Currently working...

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