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Paris: A nightlife in limbo?

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BUSINESS DAILY

BUSINESS DAILY

Latest update : 2014-07-25

The Tour de France, a PR machine

In today’s business news, we see how sponsors use the Tour de France’s publicity caravan to market themselves to the millions watching the cycling event. Also: tax patriotism in the US, unlocking Motorola phones, Amazon shares, and a massive fine for French bank BNP Paribas.

By Delano D’SOUZA

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2016-02-11 European markets

Market sell-off resumes as bank shares plunge

European shares saw significant falls again in the early hours of trading on Thursday. Banks led the slump, with France's Société Générale falling more than 10%. We spoke to...

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2016-02-11 mining

'Sombre but sober' atmosphere at mining conference as profits sink

A major conference on investment in the mining industry wraps up in South Africa today. Low commodity prices and slumping profits have created a "sombre but sober" atmosphere at...

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2016-02-10 iPhone

Italy's banks under pressure over bad debts

Italy's banks have been at the centre of this week's stock market turmoil. Investors are worried about the high proportion of bad loans they hold. Shares in the biggest banks...

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2016-02-09 Asian markets

Japanese shares slump as global market sell-off continues

Shares in Japan and Australia saw sharp falls on Monday as the global market sell-off continues. Banks are at the centre of the latest slump, with fears over the security of...

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2016-02-05 American football

Costs of airing 30-second ads during Super Bowl 50 at record highs

Willem Dafoe as Marilyn Monroe – it has a ring to it, and a cha-ching behind it. It's one of dozens of ads that will air during Super Bowl 50, with a 30-second spot costing $4.8...

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