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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 : 2016-09-02

Brown shoes could cost you a job at a British investment bank

There's a saying that "you can judge a lot about a man by the shoes he wears". According to a new study, British investment banks find brown shoes with a business suit "unacceptable", though exceptions can be made if the man is senior or from continental Europe. Plus, find out why carrots ate into profits at Campbell's Soup. Also in this edition: a major setback for SpaceX after its rocket explodes on the launch pad and destroys a $200 million Facebook satellite onboard.

By William HILDERBRANDT

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2018-04-26 Facebook

Facebook adds users, boosts revenue despite data scandal

Facebook has published its first set of financial results since the data harvesting scandal. The figures show the social network added millions of users, and boosted earnings by...

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2018-04-25 wine

Global wine production drops to lowest level in 60 years

A harsh European winter sent global wine production tumbling last year, to its lowest level since 1957. Spanish, French and Italian winemakers saw their output drop by up to a...

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2018-04-23 Emmanuel Macron

Macron hopes for breakthrough on trade tensions during US visit

Can Emmanuel Macron break through to Donald Trump on the trade tensions that have swept the globe? The French leader will be arguing for an EU exemption on steel tariffs as he...

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2018-04-23 Economic growth

Poverty remains a challenge for Paraguay as new president is elected

Paraguay has a new president - a conservative from the ruling Colorado party won Sunday's poll with a narrow margin. Despite enjoying steady economic growth for over a decade,...

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2018-04-20 football

Paris Saint-Germain football club opens new hub in Shanghai

France's Paris Saint-Germain football club has opened a brand new sporting complex in Shanghai, with indoor football pitches, a gym and a shop. This comes as PSG looks to boost...

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