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US takeover of French nuclear firm sparks tensions in Paris (POLITICO)

By Giorgio Leali – Apr 21, 2023 (POLITICO) PARIS — France’s feisty Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire has another opportunity to pick a fight with Washington as a sensitive investment screening case is about to land on his desk. The French government wants to prevent nuclear-submarine parts supplier Segault from falling into American hands just […]

In the Blind Spot (Meme warfare, RTGS renewal, HSBC)

This week’s Blind Spot Wrap was compiled by Izabella Kaminska and Dario Garcia Giner, but sadly suffered an unscheduled delivery failure. Apologies for the delay! Business, econ, finance etc: The Reserve Bank of Australia said it would split its board into two panels: one to handle interest rates and another to handle currency issuance. The […]