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As Didi leaves New York, Chinese firms brace for change

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The Chinese ride-hailing app Didi has announced plans to shift its shares from the New York Stock Exchange to Hong Kong. It's among the first in what could be a series of delistings, because of new regulations in both the US and China. Some 200 Chinese firms could be affected, with huge consequences for investors. Also in the show – Europe's tourism sector hopes the latest Covid-19 surge won't throw off their end-of-year bookings.

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5G rollout in US hits turbulence with air safety dispute

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The telecoms and aviation industries went head to head in the United States this week over 5G, a technology that's constantly finding itself the subject of controversy. Just as AT&T and Verizon began switching on their 5G masts, major US airlines warned of a "catastrophe" should the network interfere with planes' ability to land. FRANCE 24's Technology Editor Peter O'Brien explains the technical details, and casts an eye over the future of cellular communications worldwide.

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Netflix keeps growing, but latest figures leave investors underwhelmed

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Streaming giant Netflix says it's bracing for slower-than-expected growth this year, a development that saw its share price plummet. As FRANCE 24's Cole Stangler explains, it's not the only firm that's struggled to keep up momentum after booming in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, when millions of people were on lockdown.

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How Amazon inspired France’s new unicorn: Robotics startup Exotec CEO on success

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The robotics startup Exotec has become France's 25th unicorn company, valued at $2 billion after its latest fundraising round. The firm makes robots for e-commerce depots, and counts big names like Carrefour, Uniqlo and Decathlon among its customers. Exotec's CEO Romain Moulin told FRANCE 24 the inspiration for the company actually came from online retail giant Amazon.

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