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Latest update : 2017-05-26

A piece of work: New French government braces for labour law reform

The new French government has begun work on controversial plans to overhaul the country's strict labour laws. Unions and business representatives have been meeting ministers to discuss how the rules could be adjusted to help companies hire more easily. But it won't be easy: previous attempts to reform the labour code have caused strikes and massive public demonstrations.

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  • How do companies feel about the EU's future? As Paris and Berlin push for more integration in the eurozone, we look at how the business world feels about the EU, and the future of the European economy.
     
  • Happy talk: We bring you a report on why French companies are hiring special Happiness Officers to boost office morale.

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2017-12-14 Business

Ukraine's finance minister says anti-corruption court should satisfy IMF

Ukraine has promised to step up efforts against corruption in an effort to resolve an impasse with its international lenders. A bill establishing an anti-corruption court will be...

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2017-12-07 Federal Reserve

Central banks turn page on crisis-era policy

The US Federal Reserve is leading the way as central banks around the world try to tighten monetary policy, and ease into a new normal. Kate Moody asks Panmure Gordon Chief...

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2017-11-30 economy

The battle for balance: How workers struggle to switch off

It's been nearly a century since the idea of an eight-hour working day became popular in developed economies. But for many it's now an outdated concept - particularly as we spend...

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2017-11-23 Japan

Bricks vs. clicks: Will e-commerce finish off the high street shop?

As consumers splurge on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, has e-commerce really killed the bricks and mortar shop? Stephen Carroll puts the question to Mark Charlton, head of...

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2017-11-16 Brexit

Budgeting for Brexit: Hammond under pressure to deliver bold plan for UK

Britain's Finance Minister Philip Hammond needs to strike the right balance to bolster Prime Minister Theresa May's fragile coalition. But an economy weakened by uncertainty over...

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