5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Tuesday 4th December 2018
Abraham Darwyne
5 Things You Need To Know
09:38, 4th December 2018

5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Tuesday 4th December 2018

Five financial stories trending today, including Marlboro maker Altria in talks with pot producer Cronos about a potential investment

5. France and Germany aim to keep digital tax alive with new proposal

France and Germany sought on Monday to salvage a proposed EU tax on big digital firms by narrowing the focus to cover only companies’ online advertising revenue, a European source said.

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4. Marlboro maker Altria is talking with pot producer Cronos about investment

Marlboro cigarette maker Altria Group Inc. is discussing an investment in marijuana producer Cronos Group Inc., as legacy companies continue to look for ways into the marijuana industry.

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3. France fuel protests: PM Philippe 'to halt fuel tax rise'

The French government will suspend a fuel tax rise which has led to weeks of violent protests, local media report.

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2. Brexit legal advice: MPs to vote on contempt of Parliament motion

MPs will vote later on whether the UK government broke Parliament's rules by failing to publish the full legal advice it received on the Brexit plan

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1. ECJ's top legal advisor says UK can unilaterally end Brexit process

Britain can decide to withdraw its notification to leave the EU without seeking permission of other remaining member states, according to advice to judges at the European Court of Justice that represents a significant success for anti-Brexit campaigners.

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