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Imperial Tobacco to close two plants

Imperial Tobacco has announced its decision to close two cigarette manufacturing facilities, one in France and another in the UK, as part of its cost cutting measures.

France planning to slap Google with sanctions over privacy violation

France's privacy watchdog, the Commission Nationale de Informatique et des Libert (CNIL), on Friday warned that it could slap Google with sanctions for its refusal to make required changes to its controversial privacy policy.

Ubisoft all set to release Rayman Legends playable demo

A playable demo of Rayman Legends will be released via Microsoft's Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Network on August 14, videogames developer and publisher Ubisoft has announced.

The soon-to-be-released demo, which will provide gamers a glance into the videogame's Invasion Mode, will reportedly contain three levels from different stages in Rayman's quest.

Announcing the playable demo, Ubisoft also revealed, "Playable maps include Teensies in Trouble and A Toad Story, along with their Invasion Mode counterpart level, and a fan-favourite musical map themed to the song Black Betty."

Retail bank pulls up SocGen's profit

On Wednesday, Societe Generale SA announced that during the fourth quarter of this year, it saw the net profit quadrupling as compared to the previous year mainly driven by its continued recovery from the economic downturn and that has been possible because of the retail banking side. Even its corporate investment side has seen a rebound and the bad loans are going down.

The French bank is the second biggest lender after BNP Paribas SA. SocGen has also confirmed that it has managed to achieve the target set by it and saw its net income at around EUR6 billion in 2012.

Factory production figures drop in Britain

The factory output has once again seen a drop for the first time since April last year in France. While the drop is only of 0.1 per cent, it has forced the Office for National Statistics to revise the growth statistics to 0.4 per cent.

It happened because the manufacturing sector form 12 per cent of total GDP of UK and since 2010 has been showing an increased contribution to country's economic growth has increased. This was seen as a sign of recovery, the idea which has got a jolt because of the drop.

Camellia Grill’s replica will be located at French Quarter

540 Chartres St, French Quarter is the new place where replica of the Camellia Grill would be constructed.

Executive chef Michael Ruoss sadi that it would be exactly like the original restaurant with low counters and open kitchen ,same menu, same interior including Mickey Mouse clock on the wall and also some of the same staff.

Landmark Camellia Grill is owned by Hicham Khodr, who had saved this restaurant from post-Katrina is now looking forward to make this diner a twin on December 3.

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