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Business Bites: Eurozone economic activity shrinks

Fourth quarter GDP numbers for the 17 nation eurozone have shown a contraction in economic activity, prompting fears the region could be pushed into a recession.

The eurozone economy as a whole contracted 0.3% in the last three months of 2011.

The economies of Germany, Italy and the Netherlands all shrank, but France's GDP figures beat forecasts by growing by 0.2%.

And assessing the impact that the Greek debt crisis has had on the corporate world.

The BBC's Juliette Foster discusses the key financial stories of the day.

  • 15 Feb 2012
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