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S&P cuts France’s credit outlook

Credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s cuts France’s credit outlook to ‘negative’, due to concerns about the country’s struggling economic recovery.

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The complex maths of parcel posting

Why it takes a maths genius to post a parcel

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S&P: Negative outlook for France’s risky reform

Standard & Poor’s cut its outlook for France to negative from stable on Friday.

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Shares fall further on economy fears

Stock markets across Europe and the US see steep falls as fears about strength of the global economy deepen.

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Oil price drop shouldn’t disrupt gov’t spending

The drop in global oil prices should not affect the spending plans of oil-producing countries in the Middle East.

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What’s causing decline in crude oil: Dan Dicker

Crude oil price declines were due to distressed players getting out of the market, MercBloc President Dan Dicker says.

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African leader to give up assets in DOJ settlement

The vice president of Equatorial Guinea—facing accusations of money laundering—has agreed give up assets in a deal with the U.S.

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UK Chancellor’s right-hand man eyes hedge fund move

One of George Osborne’s closest advisers is thought to be considering leaving government, possibly for a high paying role at a hedge fund.

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Ebola deaths may top 4,000 worldwide

The World Health Organization estimates that there may have been 4024 Ebola deaths so far in West Africa.

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S&P downgrades Finland to AA+ from AAA

Standard & Poor’s downgraded Finland’s sovereign debt rating to AA-Plus from AAA on Friday, citing economic weak development.