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Latest update : 2017-01-11

Volkswagen close to $4.3bn US settlement over emissions scandal

Volkswagen has agreed a draft settlement with US authorities over the emissions-cheating scandal, which will see it pleading guilty to criminal charges and paying fines of $4.3 billion. The agreement must now be approved by VW's supervisory and management board. Also today: a possible change to videos on Facebook.

By Stephen CARROLL


2017-03-23 eurozone

US department store Sears faces possible closure

The future of US department store chain Sears is in doubt as it faces mounting losses and a shifting market. Meanwhile, the eurozone's chief is in hot water over some...

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2017-03-22 Uber

More countries suspend Brazilian meat imports amid scandal

The fallout from Brazil's meatpacking scandal keeps piling up as more countries suspend imports. Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico and Switzerland have joined the list of countries with...

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2017-03-21 agriculture

French candidates slug it out over economy

France's presidential hopefuls have put forth their visions for the country's economy during a historic debate. Meanwhile, a scandal over tainted Brazilian meat deepens, and...

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2017-03-20 Brazil

Over 30 Brazilian companies accused of selling tainted meat

In Brazil, authorities allege that major meat processing companies bribed officials in order to allow them to sell rotten beef and poultry. The government is now attempting to...

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2017-03-17 G20

G20 finance ministers to discuss free trade in Germany

G20 finance ministers are meeting in Germany, with fears of protectionism high on the agenda. Also today: Iceland says its banks are thriving after capital controls are lifted,...

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