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A daily update on the latest business and economic news. Live on weekdays at 8.15 am Paris time.

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    Microsoft accuses 'state-backed' Chinese hackers over email cyber attacks

    Microsoft accuses 'state-backed' Chinese hackers over email cyber attacks

    Microsoft says it has identified a group of hackers with links to the Chinese government that have been waging a cyber attack campaign targeting its Exchange email server software. The tech giant says the Hafnium cyber espionage group has been trying to steal data from businesses and organisations, and is urging all users to update their systems with the latest security patches. But first, British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak is set to unveil the government's next budget, as the country faces the mounting economic cost of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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    Zoom beats earnings expectations, expects more growth

    Zoom beats earnings expectations, expects more growth

    A year of homeworking for many people around the world has brought huge profits to videoconferencing firms. Zoom saw its revenue for the final quarter of 2020 rise above $880 million, more than quadrupling from the same period the previous year. The tech firm expects sales to rise further this year, though growth may be slower than in 2020. Plus, as theatres around the world struggle amid the pandemic, a Japanese dance company has come up with an innovative way to engage the audience in live performances while respecting social distancing measures. 

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    China's manufacturing growth slows for third month in February

    China's manufacturing growth slows for third month in February

    China's factory output grew at the slowest pace in February since its post-lockdown recovery began last May. The Caixin Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), which gives an independent snapshot of the country's manufacturing sector, fell to 50.9 from 51.5 the previous month, underscoring the challenges that still face the global economy. Also, German brewers are asking for help from the government as sales plunge due to lockdowns. The world's biggest consumer of beer saw a 5.5 percent drop in sales in 2020, with bars and restaurants having to pour expired beer down the drain.

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    Minimum wage hike to be dropped from US Covid-19 relief plan

    Minimum wage hike to be dropped from US Covid-19 relief plan

    A top US Senate official has ruled that a proposed minimum wage hike must be dropped from the American Rescue Plan. Democrats are trying to speed the $1.9 trillion relief bill through Congress. Meanwhile in Australia, Facebook has ended a week-long media blackout and has tentatively signed deals with three news publishers. This comes after the Australian parliament passed a law that would make digital giants pay for news, but with amendments. 

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    Insurer Axa ordered to cover Marseille restaurant's pandemic losses

    Insurer Axa ordered to cover Marseille restaurant's pandemic losses

    A French appeals court has ordered insurance giant Axa to pay a restaurant's losses during the pandemic. It's the first such ruling at the appeals level and one that could set the stage for thousands more payouts. Also in the show: the UK sees a boom in holiday bookings as the country prepares to allow international travel in May. 

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    GameStop shares double in value in return of trading frenzy

    GameStop shares double in value in return of trading frenzy

    Shares in the video game retailer GameStop more than doubled on Wall Street on Wednesday, in a return of the trading frenzy that gripped the company last month. People posting on the Reddit "Wall Street Bets" online forum celebrated the stock price rising to over $90, after seeing it collapse from levels close to $350 in recent weeks. Also, the Australian airline Qantas reports losses worth almost €1 billion for the second half of 2020, after it suspended all international flights due to coronavirus restrictions.

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