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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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2014-09-18 Amazon

Jack Ma, the man behind Alibaba's record stock market debut

He's the founder of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, and is set to become significantly richer when the company launches its shares on the New York stock exchange on Friday....

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2014-09-17 strike

Scottish fishing industry divided over independence

Scotland's fishing industry has been promised a lot from both sides in the independence debate. With Scottish boats landing 60% of the UK's fish, it's an important contribution...

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2014-09-16 business

No resolution in sight to Air France dispute

The Chief Executive of Air France says he doesn't see an imminent resolution of the dispute with pilots that has seen 60 per cent of the carrier's flights grounded this Tuesday....

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2014-09-15 entertainment

Hundreds of flights cancelled as Air France pilots strike

Pilots at Air France have begun their week-long strike action over working conditions. The airline has cancelled more than half of its flights this Monday with more than 60,000...

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2014-09-12 Argentina

EU targets Russian oil firms, banks with new sanctions

The EU has put into effect a raft of tough new sanctions against Moscow, targeting the oil, defence, and banking sectors. Russian authorities have threatened to retaliate, but...

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