Sending money abroad? Time to ditch your bank
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Sending money abroad? Time to ditch your bank

If you’re an expat who uses your bank to transfer money abroad, you’ll know that extortionate fees and bad exchange rates can leave a big hole in your pocket. Using a currency specialist can cut these costs dramatically. Here is how.

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Tape shows DSK maid not after money: lawyer

The lawyer for a New York maid who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape said Wednesday that a phone recording proved she was no gold-digger after the ex-IMF chief's money.

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Renault first-half net profit up 56% to €1.2 billion

French car maker Renault saw its first-half profits soar to €1.2 billion despite losses caused by the earthquake in Japan, it said on Thursday in an earnings statement.

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French minister backs soldier, voices sorrow at 3 Afghan dead

France's defence minister on Wednesday said a soldier acted in self-defence when he opened fire on a car at a roadblock in Afghanistan and voiced "deep sorrow" at the deaths of three civilians.

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Air France-KLM reports €197 million quarterly loss

Air France-KLM announced Wednesday a first quarter net loss of €197 million ($283 million) and said the outlook was uncertain for the rest of the year.

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IMF warns France on deficit, slowing growth

France will probably need extra action to cut its public deficit in 2012 and 2013 as falling growth threatens to complicate economic recovery, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

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Danone first-half net profits up 2.7%

French yoghurt-maker Danone logged first-half net profits of €861 million, up 2.7 percent on the same period last year, it said in an earnings statement Thursday.

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Jordanian protest against French news agency

Around 100 people demonstrated on Wednesday outside the French embassy in Amman, demanding the resignation of the AFP bureau chief in the Jordanian capital.

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$12 million ransom sought for French kidnapped in Yemen: tribes

Three French aid workers who were kidnapped in southeastern Yemen are held by Al-Qaeda members who are seeking a $12 million ransom for their release, tribal sources said on Wednesday.

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Terror suspect may escape Spain warrant

A French Basque man facing terrorism charges in Spain may escape being handed over to Spanish police by French authorities, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.

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Algae suspected as boars found dead on French beach

Dozens of wild boars have turned up dead this month around a beach in western France, suspected victims of poisonous blue-green algae, officials say.