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      Sailors aboard the Smolny

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      French watchdog issues record €951m in price-fixing fines

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      Bidders revealed for UK government stake in Eurostar

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    14. December 18, 2014

      Carrefour sells Brazil stake for $672m

      Carrefour has sold 10 per cent of its Brazilian retail business to a local entrepreneur, raising R$1.8bn ($672m) and paving...

    15. December 17, 2014

      Uber calls on Brussels to stop French ban

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      Orange sued by start-up over app

      Orange is being sued by a San Francisco-based start-up which claims the French telecoms group stole its intellectual...

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      Alstom nears $700m DoJ bribery settlement

      Alstom is nearing a deal with the US Department of Justice to pay about $700m to settle foreign bribery charges in relation...

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      Paris plans UberPop ban amid taxi protest

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    20. December 14, 2014

      Cameron aims for 2017 ‘sweet spot’ for EU deal

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      France unveils reforms to kick-start economy

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      The post-recession slowdown is structural

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    27. December 9, 2014

      France and Germany share the pain over fund for bank failures

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      House price rises give birth to generational inequality

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      Extending the Tesco Value range

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    30. December 9, 2014

      Franco-sceptic Carmignac warms to Paris

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      Watch your words or feed populism, French minister warns Germany

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    33. December 8, 2014

      Saint-Gobain targets Sika with SFr2.75bn bid for Burkard stake

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      Paris and Berlin seek to delay cuts in EU car emissions standards

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      Merkel accuses Putin of ‘creating problems’

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