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Latest update : 2014-08-14

Shock contraction in German economy as France stagnates

Europe's two largest economies have posted disappointing economic growth figures, with Germany seeing a shock contraction of 0.2% between April and June. The news has dampened hopes of a European recovery, and forced the French government to cut its growth forecast and admit it will miss its budget deficit target this year. Also today: an out-of-office message with a difference.

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2017-06-28 cyber security

Tracking the ransom payments amid latest global cyberattack

The latest global ransomware cyberattack has hit businesses in Europe, the United States and elsewhere. We look at a Twitter account that's tracking the payments being made by...

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2017-06-27 Google

EU fines Google €2.4bn over shopping service

The European Commission has fined Google a record €2.4 billion for giving its own shopping service an "illegal advantage" over its rivals. Google is expected to appeal the...

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2017-06-27 Brexit

Frankfurt leads Paris in race for Brexit spoils

It's been more than a year since the UK voted to leave the European Union. That decision started a race between European cities to win business from London. For now, it appears...

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2017-06-26 bailout

Italian government bails out two regional banks

The Italian government has made 5.2 billion euros available for immediate use and is prepared to spend up to 12 billion euros more to rescue two regional banks. The move comes...

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2017-06-23 retail

Costco piles products high to lure French consumers

US warehouse club Costco has opened its first store in France. Its formula of low prices and buying in bulk has created a cult-like consumer following that's been described as...

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