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Fear spreads easily. That's what gives the Wuhan coronavirus economic impact

One way to count the cost of the Wuhan coronavirus is by how many people catch it, and then how many die. Another is the direct financial costs of public health measures to treat those infected and contain its spread...

By Ilan Noy 30 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

How CEOs, experts and philosophers see the world's biggest risks differently

We live in a world threatened by numerous existential risks that no country or organisation can resolve alone, such as climate change, extreme weather and the coronavirus...

By Christopher Michaelson 28 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Coronavirus does not look like a 'black swan' event - here are some reasons to be cautiously optimistic

The alarm is sounding again. The Asia financial markets were reasonably calm about the new coronavirus until the news of the lockdown of the whole city of Wuhan in China on 23 January...

By Zheng Wang 27 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe - which helps explain differences over Iran

Oil prices shot up following the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, rising more than $5 per barrel to more than $71 (£54) on January 6, its highest level since the Saudi oil refinery attack last September...

By Mueid Al Raee 15 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

FRANCE

Europe's car sales up 6.4% in September

PARIS, FRANCE: New car sales in Europe rose by 6.4% in September, the thirteenth month of increases as a recovery in the market spreads across the continent.

20 Oct 2014

FRANCE

Apple, Google brands worth $100bn each

PARIS, FRANCE: The US Apple and Google brands which have become household names around the world are worth more than $100bn each, and top a ranking of the world's biggest brands, consultancy Interbrand said.

10 Oct 2014

FRANCE

Space experts try to fix Galileo satellites

PARIS, FRANCE: Experts are racing to identify and fix a problem that saw two satellites from Europe's troubled Galileo satellite navigation system going into the wrong orbit.

26 Aug 2014

FRANCE

Telefonica wants to buy Brazil's GVT

PARIS, FRANCE: Spanish group Telefonica has offered Vivendi €6.7bn to buy its Brazilian telecommunications subsidiary GVT.

6 Aug 2014

FRANCE

Nokia renaissance sees profits climb

PARIS, FRANCE: Finnish telecommunications equipment company Nokia jumped back into profit in the second quarter boosted by restructuring after it lost its leading position in handsets and sold its phone division to Microsoft.

25 Jul 2014

FRANCE

STMicrolectronics disappoints investors despite profits

PARIS, FRANCE: French-Italian microchip manufacturer STMicroelectronics reported a switch into profit in its second quarter, but its outlook disappointed investors as the company's shares fell.

24 Jul 2014

FRANCE

Bouygues Telecom cuts workforce by nearly 20%

PARIS, FRANCE: Struggling French telecommunications company Bouygues Telecom said it will cut nearly 20% of its workforce in a move to help it survive in the struggling sector.

12 Jun 2014

FRANCE

Disney and Deezer to stream music, animations

PARIS, FRANCE: Disney and French online music streaming company Deezer are going into partnership that will give customers access to hit songs and classic animations from the US film company.

3 Jun 2014

FRANCE

Catch a private jet for €550 an hour

PARIS, FRANCE: Once the preserve of the ultra-rich and celebrities, a flight on a private jet is now available for as little as €550 an hour, with technology and competition helping to bring down prices.

27 May 2014

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