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An attempt by France's government to placate taxi drivers angered by a threat to their monopoly has been thrown out by the country's highest administrative court. The FT reports.
France munched through a staggering 970m hamburgers last year, almost half of all sandwiches sold, according to a study published on Wednesday. The FT reports.
Vodafone, one of the world's biggest telecoms companies, suffered a 4.8 percent hit to organic service revenue after poorer European performance.
Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent posted a net loss of 1.3 billion euros last year hit by a writedown on its mobile business and restructuring costs.
Dutch paints and chemicals company AkzoNobel reported slightly higher-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday and said it was on track to meet its 2015 targets.
Deutsche Bank has fired a currency trader in Argentina amid investigations by global regulators into alleged manipulation of the FX market.
Google has reached a settlement to close a three-year European Union antitrust case after it offered further concessions.
Business activity in the euro zone expanded at its fastest pace since June 2011 in January, driven by the region's burgeoning manufacturing sector.
Greek bond yields fell sharply on Wednesday after a media report said European Union officials were weighing extending the maturity of loans to Athens to 50 years.
GSK said sales rose five percent in the fourth quarter of last year, narrowly beating expectations and indicating that the U.K. pharmaceutical giant's fortunes may be picking up.
Italy has claimed Standard & Poor acted illegally when downgrading the country, partly by failing to consider its rich cultural history. The FT reports.
Poland and Romania were some of the world's "rising stars" over the past decade, according to a new ranking which measures economic and social progress of countries.
U.K. fashion retailer Topshop is looking to gain a greater share stateside, Philip Green, the owner of parent company Arcadia Group, told CNBC.
Chinese consumers with a penchant for watches and jewelry are "buying like hell," the CEO of Swatch Group told CNBC.
Syngenta, the world's largest maker of agricultural chemicals, reported full-year earnings below analysts' expectations.
British insurer RSA has appointed former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Stephen Hester as its new chief executive with immediate effect.
Two severed heads were dumped in front of a bank in the western Mexican state of Michoacán, days before a visit by President Enrique Peña Nieto.
British construction activity unexpectedly picked up more speed in January, with growth reaching its highest level since the financial crisis.
Switzerland agreed to share information on Greek accounts held in Swiss banks, but declined to compensate Greece for tax income lost in the past from undisclosed accounts.
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