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Kraft drops Unilever bid

US food giant Kraft has dropped its plan to buy the UK-based Unilever.

US food giant Kraft has dropped its plan to buy the UK-based Unilever.

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Unilever rejects US Kraft Heinz merger deal

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever said it has rejected a €134 billion merger offer from US food group Kraft Heinz

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever said it has rejected a €134 billion merger offer from US food group Kraft Heinz

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Making Europe's budget work for Europe's growth plans

European commissioner for regional affairs explains how a large chunk of the EU budget that is used for grant funding in EU member states can be used with investment plan funds toward creating growth

European commissioner for regional affairs explains how a large chunk of the EU budget that is used for grant funding in EU member states can be used with investment plan funds toward creating growth

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French economic growth to slow says Bank of France

The French economy is set to expand by 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter according to an initial forecast from the Bank of France.

The French economy is set to expand by 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter according to an initial forecast from the Bank of France.

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Lower fares shrink Ryanair's profits

Ryanair had to cut its fares more than expected during the last three months of 2016 because of over-capacity, which pulled down profits.

Ryanair had to cut its fares more than expected during the last three months of 2016 because of over-capacity, which pulled down profits.

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Is Europe in the mood to invest in itself?

This edition of Real Economy, from the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, looks at the kind of investments Europe needs.

This edition of Real Economy, from the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, looks at the kind of investments Europe needs.

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Can we fill the Investment Gap?

Werner Hoyer discusses his views on Europe’s strategy to address a massive investment gap and whether there is incentive for private sector banks to start lending to businesses…

Werner Hoyer discusses his views on Europe’s strategy to address a massive investment gap and whether there is incentive for private sector banks to start lending to businesses…

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"Father of Pac-Man", Nakumara dies at the age of 91

Masaya Nakamura, the founder of video game company Namco, which in the 1980s released the world-famous game Pac-Man, has died at the age of 91

Masaya Nakamura, the founder of video game company Namco, which in the 1980s released the world-famous game Pac-Man, has died at the age of 91

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Wait-and-see: Trump’s economic announcements leave US businesses cautious

The first week of the new administration has seen a flurry of presidential activity, but most of Donald Trump’s economic announcements have been vague and lacking details.

The first week of the new administration has seen a flurry of presidential activity, but most of Donald Trump’s economic announcements have been vague and lacking details.

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The secret to successful business transfers

Up to one in every three business transfers fail, resulting in the loss of about 600,000 jobs every year in Europe.

Up to one in every three business transfers fail, resulting in the loss of about 600,000 jobs every year in Europe.

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German exports jump along with industrial production

German exports enjoyed their steepest monthly rise in four-and-half years in November and industrial production in Europe's biggest economy rose.

German exports enjoyed their steepest monthly rise in four-and-half years in November and industrial production in Europe's biggest economy rose.

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Bitcoin celebrates new year with surge in value

Having risen in value in 2016 by 125 percent, the digital currency started 2017 by jumping above $1,000 for the first time in three years.

Having risen in value in 2016 by 125 percent, the digital currency started 2017 by jumping above $1,000 for the first time in three years.

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Britain taps Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes to lure tourists

Britain hopes anniversaries involving boy wizard Harry Potter, fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and author Jane Austen will encourage visitors.

Britain hopes anniversaries involving boy wizard Harry Potter, fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and author Jane Austen will encourage visitors.

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Murdoch empire makes Sky deal

Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox is buying European pay-TV firm Sky in a deal that unites a media empire across two continents.

Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox is buying European pay-TV firm Sky in a deal that unites a media empire across two continents.

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Warsaw: a magnet for business, start-ups and entrepreneurs

The rising number of successful businesses in Poland is leading to a thriving investment climate, that attracts more and more international and local startups and…

The rising number of successful businesses in Poland is leading to a thriving investment climate, that attracts more and more international and local startups and…

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Smart Specialisation toward economic growth

This edition of Real Economy comes from Bologna in Italy and Poland and focuses on the regions Smart Specialisation plans.

This edition of Real Economy comes from Bologna in Italy and Poland and focuses on the regions Smart Specialisation plans.

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Does Smart Specialisation Indicate A Reforming Europe?

Patrizio Bianchi, Regional Minister for Coordination of the European Policies for Growth, Education, Vocational training, University, Research and Employment, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy talks about

Patrizio Bianchi, Regional Minister for Coordination of the European Policies for Growth, Education, Vocational training, University, Research and Employment, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy talks about

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Morocco's moves to aid SMEs in the digital era

Morocco is increasingly at the forefront of Africa’s charge to bring business leaders together to discuss the future of trade in today’s fast changing world.

Morocco is increasingly at the forefront of Africa’s charge to bring business leaders together to discuss the future of trade in today’s fast changing world.

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Greece sees surprise economic growth

Greece's economy expanded by a better-than-expected 0.5 percent from the previous three month period between July and September.

Greece's economy expanded by a better-than-expected 0.5 percent from the previous three month period between July and September.