French businesses welcome lockdown easing
20 December 2020 | 5:36 pm
French businesses have welcomed President Emmanuel Macron's announcement that non-essential shops will be able to re-open their doors on Saturday November 27, in time for the holiday shopping season. But the second lockdown has left its mark on an already fragile economy. Also in the show: Wall Street hits new highs as pharmaceutical companies report progress on a possible coronavirus vaccine.
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This week saw the release of a wide-ranging investigation into the lucrative disinformation industry, published by a media consortium led by the French NGO Forbidden Stories. At the centre of the story is a shadowy Israeli group nicknamed "Team Jorge" who claims it has influenced 33 elections worldwide with a potent combination of phone hacking and thousands of fake profiles.
The disappearance of Chinese banker Bao Fan has renewed concerns about Beijing's crackdown on entrepreneurs. Experts say the trend will cause investors to lose confidence in China.
Tanzanian traders doing business in Kenya have raised concerns that the weekly demonstrations by the opposition are negatively affecting their business. Kenya is the main destination for Tanzania's corn exports.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has criticised Florida governor and Republican presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis as being "anti-business" and "anti-Florida". The comments are part of an ongoing feud between the entertainment giant and DeSantis that started when Disney voiced its opposition to a state law banning education on LGBT issues in schools.
Viral photos appear to show a beached shark in the United States being rescued by local residents. But that is what the social media posts want people to think. The photos are actually fake, generated by artificial intelligence software, and their creator seemingly wants to take advantage of the confusion. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Khat lovers in Kenya continue enjoying their favorite plant — also known as miraa — despite its classification as a drug in many countries. Trading miraa is a lifeline for some Kenyans, and they can't afford to quit.
Modest fashion is a way of dressing that respects specific clothing requirements for reasons of faith and also personal preference. The market for modest fashion is huge – and it's only getting bigger, with both designers and influencers keen to get in on the action. FRANCE 24 went to check out the second edition of Paris Modest Fashion Week.
Marcus Gram, Joyner Vending Founder, joins 'Last Call' for Make It Monday to explain how he turned a vending machine business into a $300 thousand per year enterprise.
Beijing is portraying Chinese Premier Li Qiang's business-oriented visit to Germany as a diplomatic success, but experts say its impact on reducing long-running tensions will be limited.
The World Economic Forum's summer meeting is bringing together decision-makers in Tianjin, China. Alongside topics like AI and biotech, the conversation has focused on whether business can ignore political tensions.
India on Friday sent its Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on a mission to land on the moon, hoping to join the three other countries that have managed the feat.
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Thanks to a Constitutional Court ruling, Germany's federal budget for this year is now €60 billion short. But closing the gap with new loans is prohibited by the constitution.
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Over 250,000 have died in a single year just from pollution caused by fine particulate matter, with ozone and nitrogen-dioxide also claiming lives, a new EU report has found.
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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is welcoming some 200 business leaders to Hampton Court for a forum aimed at boosting foreign investment in the UK. Also, US holiday shoppers seek out deeper discounts as Black Friday continues its move online, and Meta faces accusations of courting users aged under 13 in a US federal lawsuit.
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