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Italy maintains spending plans despite threat of EU censure

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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 : 2016-10-07

British pound drops to lowest level in three decades

The pound sterling took a 6 percent plunge in just two minutes before recovering this Friday. The sudden drop could have been caused by human error or an automated algorithm gone wrong. We look at what makes the currency so volatile since the Brexit vote. Also, we see how the British Finance Minister, Philip Hammond, has been trying to convince Wall Street that the UK, and London in particular, is still a great place to do business.

By Charles PELLEGRIN

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2018-11-14 The Business Chronicle

Italy maintains spending plans despite threat of EU censure

The Italian government has maintained its budget for 2019, despite a demand from the EU that it revises its spending plans. In a letter to the EU Commission, Italy's economy...

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2018-11-13 The Business Chronicle

Deadline looms for Italy to submit revised budget to EU

Italy must today submit a revised version of its budget to the European Commission, after Brussels rejected a first version of its spending plans. The Italian government says it...

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2018-11-12 The Business Chronicle

Oil prices rise as OPEC heavyweight Saudi Arabia announces supply cut

On the show today we tell you how there are divisions within OPEC members ahead of a scheduled meeting in December, this as oil markets react positively to news Saudi Arabia will...

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2018-11-09 The Business Chronicle

UBS accused of tax fraud and losing investors billions

Swiss bank UBS is embroiled in legal action on both sides of the Atlantic. French public prosecutors have demanded the bank be fined €3.7 billion for helping its clients evade...

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2018-11-08 The Business Chronicle

Chasing counterfeits: How French companies are fighting back

As we approach the busiest time of the year for online shopping, French companies are stepping up their efforts to stop the sale of counterfeit goods online. French customs...

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