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The next French president's tough task: fixing the economy
Francois Hollande leaves plenty of work to whoever will succeed him next spring.
French job creation gaining momentum
France saw its fastest job creation last quarter since the eve of the financial crisis in 2007 with 52,200 new jobs.
French economy returns to growth in Q3, but lacklustre
French economic growth was up by just 0.2 percent from July to September rebounding only slightly after a small contraction in the previous quarter.
Hop over to Paris campaign launched to take advantage of Brexit bank moves
Paris, Frankfurt, Luxembourg and Dublin are stepping up a charm offensive to lure London's financial institutions following the Brexit vote.
France partly blames August jobless rise on terrorist attacks
France's jobless total surged in August. The labour minister said hiring in the tourism sector had suffered because of militant Islamist attacks.
French economy slows in Q2
France's economy slowed for the first time in three years between April and June - shrinking 0.1 percent - with a dip in consumer spending being blamed.
49.3, French politics' imperfect number
Politics, it is often said, is about compromise. But for the French government at the moment compromise on the contentious issue of labour reform is
Francois Hollande defends legacy in last Bastille Day interview
With less than a year until the next presidential election, Francois Hollande used his last Bastille Day address to defend his legacy.
French economic growth 0.2% in Q2
France's economy grew by 0.2 percent between April and June from the previous three months according to the latest estimate from the country's central bank.
France moves to lure London bankers post-Brexit
France has stepped up its efforts to grab some of the London banking business that could be displaced by Britain's decision to leave the European Union.
French flood damage could cost insurers up to two billion euros
The cost of France's worst flooding in decades could reach an estimated two billion euros with French insurance companies having to pay out many hundreds of millions.
Hollande digs heels in as strikes begin on railways
Workers of France’s state-owned railway, SNCF, have gone on strike over controversial new labour reforms as well as issues over working hours and…
French economic growth improves
France's economy performed better than expected in the first three months of this year up by 0.6 percent from the previous quarter.
IMF urges France to speed up reforms to create jobs and cut debt
The International Monetary Fund has warned France's economy is not recovering quickly enough to cut unemployment and debt significantly and more reforms are needed.
Surprise fall in French jobless total, but underlying trend still grim
The number of people claiming unemployment benefit dropped by 60,000 in March, but much of the decline came from people not updating their job-seeking status so they were not counted.
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Michel Sapin on global tax cooperation, and why we need Europe
The French finance minister discusses the 'Panama Papers,' how to cut deficit, the eurozone economy and the future of Europe.
French GDP not seen as enough for jobs growth
France's central bank has said economic growth this year will be below the eurozone average of 1.4 percent which is not enough to cut the country's persistently high unemployment.
Proposed changes in a new labour law for French workers
A new labour law for France has electrified sections of the French left and angered employees in the private sector. It has been dubbed “the bosses
Gucci sales rebound to boost Kering profits
Gucci's parent company Kering has reported revenue last year up by 15.4 percent. The French group, who's brands include Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and Puma, saw strong sales growth in Western
French central bank forecasts first-quarter growth improving to 0.4%
The French economy is forecast to grow 0.4 percent in Q1 of 2016 as the latest central bank survey showed morale in the industrial sector rose to the highest level since May 2011.
Peugeot Citroen compensates Iran for sanctions prompted pull out
French car-maker PSA Peugeot Citroen will pay Iran over 400 million euros in compensation for losses after it quit the country due to international trade sanctions.
France confident on deficit reduction, European Commission not convinced
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin has said the country will meet its 2016 target for cutting its public deficit but the European Commission does not believe it can achieve that.
Warm weather hits consumer spending in France
Consumer spending in France fell by the highest amount in nearly two years in November – partly due to the unusually warm weather according to
'New jobs plan' for France after National Front election scare
The French government is reportedly promising new measures to boost employment in the wake of the regional election results which saw a record score
Bouygues and Orange play down acquisition reports
France’s largest telecoms operator Orange has been in talks to buy certain assets from Bouygues Telecom, according to a report by Bloomberg. It
Bank of France cuts economic growth forecast, citing Paris attacks
The Bank of France has cut its forecast for economic growth in the country to 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter – a reduction of 0.1 percent – partly