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$2.3bn for two million songs: Sony buys majority stake in EMI

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'Shut Up and Drive': Saudi's paradoxical message after women's rights activists arrested

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EYE ON AFRICA

Burundi approves new constitution allowing president to extend time in power

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THE DEBATE

Populist takeover: Italy approves unprecedented coalition

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Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

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Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

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TALKING EUROPE

EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn: 'Either we import stability, or we export instability'

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TALKING EUROPE

From Italy to Cyprus via Hungary: A look back at key events in Europe

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BUSINESS DAILY

US-China trade war is 'on hold'

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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 : 2018-01-23

Davos 2018: Global risks threaten optimistic outlook

The world economy is on a steady upwards trend, with governments and businesses around the world upbeat about their prospects for growth. We spoke to Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist at IHS Markit, about the risk of overheating, the threat of a trade war, and why Donald Trump is coming to the Swiss Alps.

By Kate MOODY

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2018-05-22 music industry

$2.3bn for two million songs: Sony buys majority stake in EMI

Sony has acquired a controlling stake EMI Music, in a $2.3 billion deal that will see the Japanese firm add songs from acts including Queen and Sia to its catalogue. Also today,...

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2018-05-21 China

US-China trade war is 'on hold'

The US and China put their trade war "on hold" with an agreement to forgo punitive tariffs. Also today: thousands of jobs at French supermarket chain Carrefour are at risk, and a...

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2018-05-17 PSA Peugeot Citroën

Peugeot plant asks staff to work longer hours, bypassing French unions

Peugeot may be breaking the 35-hour working week taboo in France. The carmaker is asking staff if they can agree to work 37 hours and 45 minutes a week in exchange for a small...

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2018-05-16 Japan

Abenomics hits road bump as Japan's economy shrinks for first time in two years

Japan's economy contracted at an annualised rate of 0.6% in the first quarter (0.2% quarter-on-quarter), snapping a two-year growth streak. The government sees this as only a...

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2018-05-15 Bruno Le Maire

Le Maire to FRANCE 24: EU needs to protect business interests in Iran

French businesses are scrambling to save their deals in Iran, after the US announced its withdrawal from the international nuclear deal. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told...

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