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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 : 2014-08-28

New French economy minister signals changes to 35-hour week

France's new economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, has signalled that he'd like to see changes made to the 35-hour working week. In an interview he gave the day before he was appointed to the cabinet, he said that companies should be allowed to get around the practice if a majority of workers agree to it. Also today: business class, Ryanair-style.

By Stephen CARROLL

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