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Fines for those who close factories in France
Francois HollandeThursday October 3, 2013 3:21AM ET
The new French law drawn criticism from business leaders struggling with high business-related costs: Companies that shut down operations deemed economically viable are facing fines.
EU: France can help Renault
RenaultThursday October 3, 2013 2:48AM ET
The European Commission has decided that the aid granted by France to the motor vehicle manufacturer Renault to help it conduct the HYDIVU research and development programme complies with the EU rules on state aid.
Five countries in beef alliance
CattleWednesday October 2, 2013 11:00AM ET
The Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA) has signed a letter backing a comprehensive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
Canada, Netherlands negotiating trusted traveller agreement
Canada airportWednesday October 2, 2013 9:09AM ET
Canadian and Dutch citizens would be able to visit each other's countries more easily under a plan to expand Canada's trusted traveller programs beyond North America.
Ecuador wins U.S. shrimp subsidy case
Ecuador shrimpWednesday October 2, 2013 7:09AM ET
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has dropped countervailing duties on imports of shrimp from Ecuador, local media reported.
In EU 39% of jobs depend on IPR
EU property rightsWednesday October 2, 2013 5:01AM ET
According to the analysis by the Munich-based European Patent Office and the Office for the Harmonization of the Internal Market based in Alicante, Spain, 39% of all European economic activity, worth €4.7 trillion, arises annually from intellectual property rights (IPR).
US shutdown could affect five EU states
US visaWednesday October 2, 2013 2:45AM ET
As the US government began a partial shutdown, consular services could be affected, causing difficulties to nationals of five EU countries still subject to US visa requirements.
Reykjavik to build 1GW geothermal project in Ethiopia
Reykjavik GeothermalTuesday October 1, 2013 10:09AM ET
Reykjavik Geothermal has signed an agreement with the government of Ethiopia to develop 1GW of geothermal power in the country with an investment of around $4bn.
Brazil signed economic deal with Utah
Sao PauloTuesday October 1, 2013 8:09AM ET
Brazilian business leaders and government officials welcomed the Utah delegation by presenting Gary Neeleman Honorary Consul of Brazil, with an honorary citizen award from the City of Sao Paulo.
Cambodia approves investment projects worth $2.3 billion
CambodiaTuesday October 1, 2013 5:00AM ET
Cambodia approved domestic and foreign investment projects involving a total investment of 2.3 billion U.S. dollars in the first six months of the year.
Europe and Indonesia against illegal timber trade
IndonesiaTuesday October 1, 2013 2:45AM ET
The European Union and Indonesia signed a trade agreement which will contribute to halting the trade in illegal timber. Under the agreement, only verified legal timber and timber products will be exported to the EU.
The World Bank helps Nigeria with $300 million
NigeriaMonday September 30, 2013 11:00AM ET
The World Bank approved a $300 million IDA credit to boost Nigeria's efforts to provide affordable mortgages for middle-income and lower income families.

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