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

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Burundi approves new constitution allowing president to extend time in power

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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 : 2018-04-04

Spotify plays the stock market's tune

Music streaming service Spotify saw its shares close 12% higher on its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The company's market value at the end of the trading session was $26.5 billion, putting it among the top 10 US technology debuts. Also today, we take a look at the latest moves in the US-China trade spat.

By Stephen CARROLL

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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 in EMI Music. The $2.3 billion deal will see the Japanese firm add songs from artists such as Queen and Sia to its catalogue. Also today, we...

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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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