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Swiss economy stalls as EU slows
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Halliburton agrees oil spill deal
US oilfield firm Halliburton says it has agreed a $1.1bn settlement to meet the majority of claims against it for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


Aston Martin appoints new chief
UK luxury carmaker Aston Martin hires senior Nissan executive Andy Palmer as its new chief executive.



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