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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 : 2017-08-22

French government, employers and unions begin final discussions on labour reforms

The French government is starting a last round of talks with business lobbies and labour unions ahead of an August 31 deadline to publish legislation on labour reforms. The aim is to overhaul the country's rigid work code to make hiring and firing easier. Also, a Russian court is to rule on the lawsuit against Aeroflot, filed by a veteran flight attendant who believes she was sidelined because of her appearance.

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2017-11-21 telecommunication

US government sues to block AT&T-Time Warner merger

The US Department of Justice is filing a lawsuit to stop the merger of telecoms giant AT&T with broadcaster Time Warner. The companies have pledged to fight the case, saying the...

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2017-11-20 UK

Hammond teases UK budget with homebuilding, driverless cars

UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond is about to unveil a new budget and says the UK will have a fresh proposal for its Brexit "divorce bill" ahead of an EU Council meeting in...

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2017-11-17 Donald Trump

US House of Representatives passes tax reform bill

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would slash taxes by more than 1.4 trillion dollars over the next decade. The Senate is expected to vote on its version of...

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2017-11-16 telecommunication

Media giant Altice to hold off on acquisitions amid debt woes

In this business update we look at debt-ridden media and telecoms group Altice, led by French billionaire Patrick Drahi (pictured). It's been forced to hold off on further...

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2017-11-15 Airbus

Airbus announces record order worth $50bn

Airbus has announced its biggest-ever single order of 430 planes, worth $49.5 billion. The aircraft have been ordered by the US investment firm Indigo Partners, and will be...

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