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Britain’s monetary policymakers have decided to play safe. Despite recent signs indicating the country is ready for recovery, recently appointed governor Mark Carney promised to keep interest rates low as long as unemployment remains high.
Apple and Samsung are at odds with each other yet again. Though, this time, the patent war that has been waged for more than two years could turn “geopolitical”, as an intervention by the Obama administration in favour of Cupertino prompted a strong reaction from the South Korean government.
Also in the US, there was big news – for news! The Washington Post newspaper, a legend of print media worldwide, has been acquired by an Internet pioneer – Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Was the billionaire looking for a new hobby or is there a hidden agenda behind the move?
We discuss the week’s top stories with Bloomberg’s Jonathan Ferro in this edition of Business Weekly.
- 1French fuel strike: frustration at the pumps and an investment warning
- 2IMF urges France to speed up reforms to create jobs and cut debt
- 3Moody’s downgrades Deutsche Bank’s credit rating
- 4Why so much Greek anger over tax and pension reforms
- 5Google Paris HQ raided by French investigators over tax payments
- 1Leaders sign off on pipeline to bring gas from Azerbaijan to Europe
- 2Brexit vote: one month away the recession warnings keep coming
- 3French fuel strike: frustration at the pumps and an investment warning
- 4Eurostar sales fall after Paris and Brussels terror attacks
- 5Australian government forced to think again on backpacker tax
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- 22:15 CET Takata hires Lazard Ltd, seeks cash infusion
- 22:05 CET Cameron says Tata Steel UK gets ‘encouraging’ offers
- 21:28 CET Citigroup to pay $425 million over attempted forex, rate…
- 21:08 CET UniCredit to discuss on June 1 choice of headhunter for new CEO
- 21:07 CET Fed’s Kaplan sees two rate hikes in 2016, Brexit a factor
- 20:40 CET McDonald’s headquarters closed due to worker wage protests
- 20:19 CET Alstom sues GE for breach of train signal sales contract