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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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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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Ukraine sets sights on foreign investment

Are foreign companies ready to invest in Ukraine, given the military conflict in the east of the country?

Are foreign companies ready to invest in Ukraine, given the military conflict in the east of the country?

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Richest EU countries get most investment fund money

Nearly all of the money spent so far through the European Commission's Investment Plan for Europe has gone to the region's 15 richest countries.

Nearly all of the money spent so far through the European Commission's Investment Plan for Europe has gone to the region's 15 richest countries.

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Start me up! Turn an idea into a successful business

Business Line has a special report on startups - those highly innovative, game changing, non-traditional businesses - with advice on how to turn an idea into a multi-billion euro company.

Business Line has a special report on startups - those highly innovative, game changing, non-traditional businesses - with advice on how to turn an idea into a multi-billion euro company.

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UK business investment falls

Business investment in Britain fell in annual terms between January and March amid uncertainty around the vote on whether the UK stays in the European Union.

Business investment in Britain fell in annual terms between January and March amid uncertainty around the vote on whether the UK stays in the European Union.

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China's Didi Kuaidi beefs up war chest to fend off Uber

The Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Kuaidi is reportedly close to raising $2 billion (1.75 billion euros) as it bulks up its war chest to fend off competition from Uber.

The Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Kuaidi is reportedly close to raising $2 billion (1.75 billion euros) as it bulks up its war chest to fend off competition from Uber.

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Morocco's aviation industry takes off

Morocco’s aeronautics and aviation industry is taking off, with more than 100 European and American companies attracted to the country – according to government…

Morocco’s aeronautics and aviation industry is taking off, with more than 100 European and American companies attracted to the country – according to government…

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Rosneft is 'coping' with low oil price, makes investment pledge

Despite low oil prices Russian energy giant Rosneft says it is coping and has pledged to invest more to ensure it can honour its long-term supply deals.

Despite low oil prices Russian energy giant Rosneft says it is coping and has pledged to invest more to ensure it can honour its long-term supply deals.

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Iran's President Rouhani seeks to revive business ties in Paris

“Iran is open for investment” that was the message the country’s President Hassan Rouhani brought with him as he met a warm welcome in Paris from

“Iran is open for investment” that was the message the country’s President Hassan Rouhani brought with him as he met a warm welcome in Paris from

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Status check on #InvestEU one year in

‘Tis the season for reflection, so Real Economy host Maithreyi Seetharaman has returned to Brussels to sit down with European Commission Vice

‘Tis the season for reflection, so Real Economy host Maithreyi Seetharaman has returned to Brussels to sit down with European Commission Vice

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International investors keen on #InvestEU

Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President, European Commission Yeah, I am confident that we will manage to finance projects in worth 315 billion in 2 and a

Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President, European Commission Yeah, I am confident that we will manage to finance projects in worth 315 billion in 2 and a

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What to expect from #InvestEU in 2016

Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President, European Commission Well, I think, if – today or this year’s result is that there will be more or less 50 billion

Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President, European Commission Well, I think, if – today or this year’s result is that there will be more or less 50 billion

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Europe: which projects and why?

Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel: The methodology that supposedly is applied is that it’s not political projects, it’s based on objective criteria

Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel: The methodology that supposedly is applied is that it’s not political projects, it’s based on objective criteria

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Rio Tinto cuts spending forecast for 2016

Rio Tinto, the world’s second-largest mining company, has cut its capital spending forecast for next year to $5 billion. Its previous estimate was

Rio Tinto, the world’s second-largest mining company, has cut its capital spending forecast for next year to $5 billion. Its previous estimate was

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IEA warns low oil prices may threaten energy security

The International Energy Agency (IEA) says the price of oil is unlikely to return to $80 a barrel (74.83 euros) before the end of the decade. This is

The International Energy Agency (IEA) says the price of oil is unlikely to return to $80 a barrel (74.83 euros) before the end of the decade. This is

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Partnering to grow Europe

In this episode of Real Economy, Maithreyi Seetharaman visits Strasbourg to look at how partnership and collaboration can breathe a new lease of life

In this episode of Real Economy, Maithreyi Seetharaman visits Strasbourg to look at how partnership and collaboration can breathe a new lease of life

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Tokyo courts foreign business

The Japanese capital wants to become the world's top financial center and is working hard to attract more foreign investors and firms.

The Japanese capital wants to become the world's top financial center and is working hard to attract more foreign investors and firms.

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German investor confidence nosedives after VW emissions scandal

The revelation that millions of Volkswagen diesel cars had been polluting the air far more than had been claimed has helped send German investor

The revelation that millions of Volkswagen diesel cars had been polluting the air far more than had been claimed has helped send German investor

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Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed raises Twitter stake

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and his investment company have increased their stake in Twitter to more than five percent

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and his investment company have increased their stake in Twitter to more than five percent

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A painful Q3: global markets grim after worst quarter in years

In four years the financial markets have not hit seen such lows as they have done in third quarter of 2015. Successive declines hit global stocks

In four years the financial markets have not hit seen such lows as they have done in third quarter of 2015. Successive declines hit global stocks

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Apple shares fall as latest launch gets mixed reaction

Disappointing products? Or are expectations simply too high? Despite Apple’s launch of a new TV set-top box and other innovations, shares in the

Disappointing products? Or are expectations simply too high? Despite Apple’s launch of a new TV set-top box and other innovations, shares in the