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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 : 2017-09-27

Workers concerned about jobs after Alstom-Siemens merger

Workers at the French train builder Alstom have expressed concern over the future of their jobs after a merger deal was agreed with Siemens which will see the German firm take a majority stake. The French finance minister says it's a good deal, and that French jobs will be protected. Also today, the Canadian and British governments criticise US plans to place a massive import levy on Bombardier aircraft.

By Stephen CARROLL

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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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