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France sees smaller deficit, faster growth on the way

The French sounded a little more bullish about their debt on Thursday with the news that Paris is cutting its deficit target for 2015 and that

The French sounded a little more bullish about their debt on Thursday with the news that Paris is cutting its deficit target for 2015 and that

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French budget to bring Brussels backlash

France is likely to be penalised when its budget is scrutinised this Wednesday by the European Commission. Paris has not been complying with the

France is likely to be penalised when its budget is scrutinised this Wednesday by the European Commission. Paris has not been complying with the

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France and EU head for a fallout over 2015 budget

A clash between Paris and Brussels is on the cards with the EU’s Commission widely expected to reject France’s budget plans for 2015. France has

A clash between Paris and Brussels is on the cards with the EU’s Commission widely expected to reject France’s budget plans for 2015. France has

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EU set to reject French 2015 budget, demand changes - sources

PARIS (Reuters) – The European Commission is likely to reject France’s 2015 budget draft at the end of October and ask for a new one that would

PARIS (Reuters) – The European Commission is likely to reject France’s 2015 budget draft at the end of October and ask for a new one that would

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GDF Suez shares slip as French government sell part of stake

Shares of GDF Suez fell 2.5 percent on Wednesday after the French government sold part of its stake in the gas and power group – offloading 3.1

Shares of GDF Suez fell 2.5 percent on Wednesday after the French government sold part of its stake in the gas and power group – offloading 3.1

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France easily sells bonds as Sarkozy attacks S&P

It was almost like Standard and Poor’s stripping France of its AAA credit rating never happened as on Thursday, in its first auction of medium-term

It was almost like Standard and Poor’s stripping France of its AAA credit rating never happened as on Thursday, in its first auction of medium-term

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Sarkozy breaks silence after French downgrade

Nicolas Sarkozy has called on French people to resist and fight in the face of the crisis, two days after France saw its credit rating downgraded by

Nicolas Sarkozy has called on French people to resist and fight in the face of the crisis, two days after France saw its credit rating downgraded by

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Downgrades put spotlight on euro policymakers

Standard & Poor’s mass downgrade of half the countries in the eurozone has put the spotlight not only on those whose credit ratings were cut. The

Standard & Poor’s mass downgrade of half the countries in the eurozone has put the spotlight not only on those whose credit ratings were cut. The

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French downgrade timing is dire for Sarkozy

Three months from a presidential election, France’s credit rating downgrade is the last thing Nicolas Sarkozy needs. But as his prime minister

Three months from a presidential election, France’s credit rating downgrade is the last thing Nicolas Sarkozy needs. But as his prime minister

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Eurozone nations hit with credit rating downgrades

A mass downgrade of credit ratings across the eurozone has brought left-leaning protesters out onto the streets of Paris. France and Austria have

A mass downgrade of credit ratings across the eurozone has brought left-leaning protesters out onto the streets of Paris. France and Austria have

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Downgrade upgrades French election

The credit rating downgrade may have caused little surprise in France, but it is adding a little spice to the country’s presidential election, just

The credit rating downgrade may have caused little surprise in France, but it is adding a little spice to the country’s presidential election, just

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France sees solid demand at bond auction

French borrowing costs rose, but only slightly when the eurozone’s second-largest economy sold government bonds for the first time this year. On

French borrowing costs rose, but only slightly when the eurozone’s second-largest economy sold government bonds for the first time this year. On

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Sarkozy outlines plans for new French economy

The French president has delivered a major speech on solving the eurozone crisis and boosting growth in France. Speaking in the southern city of

The French president has delivered a major speech on solving the eurozone crisis and boosting growth in France. Speaking in the southern city of

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Spanish/French bonds find favour in auction

The first test of investor confidence since combined action by six central banks saw Spain selling nearly four billion euros of bonds. But Spain

The first test of investor confidence since combined action by six central banks saw Spain selling nearly four billion euros of bonds. But Spain

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France handed financial warning

Moody’s has put France in the economic firing line. The credit rating agency has warned a rise on government debt and weaker growth prospects could

Moody’s has put France in the economic firing line. The credit rating agency has warned a rise on government debt and weaker growth prospects could

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France hit by rising borrowing costs

Despite assurances to the contrary from its economy ministry France, it seems, is being steadily drawn into the epicentre of the eurozone debt storm

Despite assurances to the contrary from its economy ministry France, it seems, is being steadily drawn into the epicentre of the eurozone debt storm

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France under threat from euro debt crisis? 

As Europe’s debt crisis worsens, the question is being asked: could it engulf France, the euro zone’s second largest economy?   Even as Paris rushes

As Europe’s debt crisis worsens, the question is being asked: could it engulf France, the euro zone’s second largest economy?   Even as Paris rushes

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S&P's France blooper angers Paris and Brussels

The French government and the European Commission are demanding a full investigation into how the ratings agency Standard and Poor’s mistakenly

The French government and the European Commission are demanding a full investigation into how the ratings agency Standard and Poor’s mistakenly