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SOUTH AFRICA'S RAMAPHOSA HAILS 'NEW DAWN' IN STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

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A controversial Chinese New Year

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New Beginning? Ramaphosa Replaces Zuma in South Africa

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

On the green slopes: An eco-friendly revolution in French ski resorts?

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The Élysée palace, France's presidential powerhouse

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Is the aviation industry free-riding on climate change efforts?

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The revival of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line

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Video: Girls in Malawi victims of 'sexual cleansing' ritual

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Video: How the 2014 Winter Olympics transformed Sochi

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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 : 2014-07-07

Merkel in China to boost economic ties

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on her seventh official visit to China, and it's all about business. The two countries are among the world's largest exporters and are looking to strengthen economic ties. Meanwhile, French President François Hollande hopes to tackle record unemployment as he prepares for his third annual so-called social conference, a summit of business leaders and trade unions.

By William HILDERBRANDT

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2018-02-16 auto industry

Renault asks Carlos Ghosn to stay on as CEO

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2018-02-15 France

French unemployment drops to lowest level since 2009

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2018-02-14 Uber

Uber reports $4.5bn annual loss, but improving finances

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2018-02-13 advertising

Unilever threatens to cut digital advertising from 'divisive platforms'

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2018-02-12 Donald Trump

Trump unveils $1.5tn infrastructure plan

The White House has unveiled its proposals to make America's roads gleam again - and upgrade the country's crumbling infrastructure. Our Washington correspondent Philip Crowther...

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