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Deep divisions on display as NAFTA renegotiation talks end

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Wildlife Photographer awards highlight effects of poaching, plastic pollution

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Four killed in Togo clashes after religious leader arrested

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Over 300 killed in Somalia's worst ever terror attack

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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 : 2016-12-12

World's oldest bank Monte di Paschi di Siena seeks €5bn lifeline

The world's oldest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, is making a last-ditch effort to raise €5bn by the end of the year. The Italian lender is crippled by a large load of bad debt, a situation that many other Italian banks are also facing. The government has said that it could intervene if necessary. Also today, we look at the recovery of oil prices after a deal was struck between OPEC and non-OPEC producers to cut output.

By Charles PELLEGRIN

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2017-10-18 Tesla

Deep divisions on display as NAFTA renegotiation talks end

The US, Mexico and Canada are divided at the close of NAFTA talks, but all sides say they will try to find an agreement by early 2018. Also today, we tell you why three Tesla...

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2017-10-16 Brexit

British PM heads to Brussels amid Brexit standoff

British Prime Minister Theresa May hopes to end the Brexit standoff ahead of Thursday's EU Summit in Brussels. We also tell you who took out a full page ad in the Washington Post...

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2017-10-13 Donald Trump

Trump nails Obamacare with halt on subsidies to insurers

Donald Trump has taken his first steps towards weakening the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. After the president signed an executive order to make it easier for people...

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2017-10-09 Hollywood

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein fired over sexual harassment claims

Hollywood heavyweight producer Harvey Weinstein is fired from his own company over accusations of sexual harassment dating back nearly three decades. Also today: Theresa May...

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2017-10-06 auto industry

Eyes on the road? New cars could drive to distraction

Do new cars come with too many gadgets? Safety watchdogs say distracted driving is now built-in. Also today: Catalan banks pull up stakes as independence tensions mount, and the...

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