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Lyon's light festival gives business big boost

Lyon’s festival of light is not only an important economic barometer for France’s second city, it’s also a useful gauge for the whole country; much of which has been hit hard by a downturn in domestic

Lyon’s festival of light is not only an important economic barometer for France’s second city, it’s also a useful gauge for the whole country; much of which has been hit hard by a downturn in domestic

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Vatican attempts to rekindle faltering Venezuela talks

Talks between the Venezuelan government and a coalition of opposition parties have reached a stalemate which facilitators from the Vatican are hoping to break.

Talks between the Venezuelan government and a coalition of opposition parties have reached a stalemate which facilitators from the Vatican are hoping to break.

Europe

Tunisia's president seeks support in Brussels

Tunisia’s president has come to Brussels to meet EU officials, as he seeks to boost security and shore up the country’s fragile economy – six years after the Arab Spring…

Tunisia’s president has come to Brussels to meet EU officials, as he seeks to boost security and shore up the country’s fragile economy – six years after the Arab Spring…

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Can 'Trump effect' fuel far-right presidential win in Austria?

Taking hope from Donald Trump’s US election triumph, Austria’s far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer is eager to surf a tide of anti-establishment populism sweeping the West and win this Sund

Taking hope from Donald Trump’s US election triumph, Austria’s far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer is eager to surf a tide of anti-establishment populism sweeping the West and win this Sund

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World Bank warns popularist politics will drag on global growth

Populism has a negative impact on the long term economic outlook of Europe and Central Asia but short term growth is expected to accelerate in the region – according to a new report from the World…

Populism has a negative impact on the long term economic outlook of Europe and Central Asia but short term growth is expected to accelerate in the region – according to a new report from the World…

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Exploring the moral as well as monetary values of the internet

Top names from the digital world have been brought together by the Catholic Church to consider the worth of values in this digital age.

Top names from the digital world have been brought together by the Catholic Church to consider the worth of values in this digital age.

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Italy threatens to block EU budget talks

EU governments and institutions are set for intense budget negotiations ahead of a Thursday deadline.

EU governments and institutions are set for intense budget negotiations ahead of a Thursday deadline.

Business

Oil bounces back on OPEC deal hopes

Oil prices jumped on Tuesday on expectations that OPEC may be nearing an agreement to reduce a huge supply glut.

Oil prices jumped on Tuesday on expectations that OPEC may be nearing an agreement to reduce a huge supply glut.

Business

Challenge and hope: analysing Egypt's loan from the IMF

Egypt is to get an International Monetary Fund bailout loan, but can it bring down public debt, control inflation and protect the country's poor?

Egypt is to get an International Monetary Fund bailout loan, but can it bring down public debt, control inflation and protect the country's poor?

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Sales up but growth slows on China's "Singles Day"

The discount shopping day for the unhitched and uncoupled still shifts more goods than the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales days in the United States.

The discount shopping day for the unhitched and uncoupled still shifts more goods than the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales days in the United States.

Business

Samsung recalls millions of dangerous washing machines

After the problems with its Note 7 smartphones, Samsung is having to recall about 2.8 million top-loading washing machines in the US.

After the problems with its Note 7 smartphones, Samsung is having to recall about 2.8 million top-loading washing machines in the US.

Business

Egypt devalues its currency to stabilise the economy

Egypt has effectively devalued its currency by allowing it to trade freely, hoping to stabilising the economy and attracting foreign investment.

Egypt has effectively devalued its currency by allowing it to trade freely, hoping to stabilising the economy and attracting foreign investment.

Business

Spain's economy still growing but expansion slows slightly

Spain's economy continues to grow, but it expanded at a slightly slower pace from July to September, rising 0.7 percent from the previous quarter.

Spain's economy continues to grow, but it expanded at a slightly slower pace from July to September, rising 0.7 percent from the previous quarter.

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Exports boost US economic growth

The US economy grew at its fastest pace in two years in the third quarter - up 2.9 percent - helped by a surge in exports.

The US economy grew at its fastest pace in two years in the third quarter - up 2.9 percent - helped by a surge in exports.

Sport

Sportel jamboree honours Dan Carter

The annual B2B Sportel Convention in Monaco is underway and providing the latest pointers as to where sport is heading in the years to come.

The annual B2B Sportel Convention in Monaco is underway and providing the latest pointers as to where sport is heading in the years to come.

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'CETA is not dead' - trade deal can be saved says EU

Brussels still believes a landmark trade deal between the EU and Canada - blocked by Belgium's French-speaking Wallonia region - can succeed.

Brussels still believes a landmark trade deal between the EU and Canada - blocked by Belgium's French-speaking Wallonia region - can succeed.

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Wallonia rejects EU ultimatum over Canada free trade deal

The Belgian region of Wallonia has rejected today’s ultimatum to withdraw its opposition to the planned free trade pact between the EU and Canada.

The Belgian region of Wallonia has rejected today’s ultimatum to withdraw its opposition to the planned free trade pact between the EU and Canada.

Business

Bombardier to cut more jobs in Canada and Germany

Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier says it is cutting another 7,500 jobs - 10 percent of its workforce - over the next two years.

Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier says it is cutting another 7,500 jobs - 10 percent of its workforce - over the next two years.