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IMF boss Christine Lagarde, seen in this file picture, is the only candidate in a contest for the next five years in the role
11/02/2016 - economy

France's Lagarde only candidate to head IMF

The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday that its managing director, Christine Lagarde, is the sole candidate for the new term that begins in July.
Former  budget minister Jerome Cahuzac leaving court
08/02/2016 - France - Justice

Former budget minister Cahuzac in court for tax fraud trial

France's former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who stashed millions abroad while cracking down on tax cheats at home appeared in court Monday.
08/02/2016 - France - Iran

France's Peugeot provides €446 million Iran deal sweetener

French carmaker Peugeot is to provide Iran Khodro with €427 million in debt waivers, bonuses and discounts as part of a deal signed after the lifting of sanctions against Iran.
100 euro notes
08/02/2016 - France

Front National underlines anti-euro stance

France's National Front will continue to oppose the use of the euro in France and will make its opposition a key plank of its 2017 presidential campaign.
Protestors wave placards at a rally against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) just days before parliament is due to open a debate on the free trade pact in Kuala Lumpur
04/02/2016 - Pacific Rim

Unions claims Trans-Pacific Partnership undermines democracy

The biggest trade deal in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), was signed in Auckland, New Zealand, on Thursday.
There was pomp and ceremony - but only a small audience - for Raul Castro at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Monday
02/02/2016 - CUBA - FRANCE

Hollande calls for swift end to US Cuba sanctions as Raul Castro visits Paris

French President, François Hollande, has called for a rapid end to US sanctions on Cuba during a historic visit to Paris by President Raul Castro.
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary
26/01/2016 - Ireland - France

Ryanair to start flights from France's Toulouse airport

Low-cost airline Ryanair is to start flying to and from Toulouse, promising 38 flights a week to destinations in continental Europe, the UK, Malta and Morocco, its boss Michael O'Leary announced ...
26/01/2016 - FRANCE

Transport chaos in France as air traffic controllers, taxis, public employees strike

Striking taxi drivers blockaded Paris's airports and its ring road on Tuesday morning and one in five flights were cancelled as disgruntled air traffic controllers and taxi drivers went on strike ...
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani meets Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, 25 January 2016.
25/01/2016 - Iran - Italy - France

Iran's Rouhani in Italy, France for first post-sanctions EU trip

Before arriving in France this week to sign business deals and repair a sometimes tense relationship, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is in Italy, the first stop in his first visit to Europe ...
French President François Hollande and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chandigarh on Sunday
25/01/2016 - FRANCE - INDia

France, India sign Rafale deal but price not yet fixed

France and India have signed an accord on the purchase of 36 French Rafale jet fighters but have yet to reach agreement on some money matters.
Russian President Vladimir Putin
25/01/2016 - FRANCE - RUSSIa

Macron in Moscow: France wants Russia sanctions lifted by mid-year

The French economy minister has announced that France will assist in lifting sanctions imposed by the West on Russia by summer this year.
The deal is to be signed when Iran's President Hassan Rouhanis is in Paris next Wednesday, ministers say
24/01/2016 - FRANCE - IRAN

Iran to buy 100+ Airbuses as sanctions end

Iran's national airline is to sign a deal to buy 114 planes from European planemaker Airbus during President Hassan Rouhani's visit to France this week, Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi said on ...
Welcome to India - Prime Minister Narendra Modi
24/01/2016 - FRANCE - INDia

Why is French President Hollande in India?

French President François Hollande began a three-day visit to India on Sunday.
French President François Hollande arrives in Chandigarh on Sunday
24/01/2016 - FRANCE - INDia

Hollande predicts slow progress on Rafale deal on arrival in India

French President François Hollande predicted modest progress in long-drawn-out negotiations for the sale of Rafale fighter jets to India on arrival in Chandigarh on Sunday.
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos
23/01/2016 - FRANCE

French economy minister pledges 'de-facto' end of 35-hour work week

France's Economy Minister has promised employers the "de-facto" end of the 35-hour work week, introduced by a Socialist government in 2000.
French President Francois Hollande (R) accompanies Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid as he leaves the Elysée Palaceon Friday
22/01/2016 - France - Tunisia

France pledges one billion euros aid to troubled Tunisia as Essid meets Hollande

France will provide one billion euros in aid to Tunisia over the next five years, François Hollande's office announced on Friday after the French president met Tunisian Prime Minister Habib ...
Going for seconds - lMF chief Christine Lagarde
22/01/2016 - FRANCE - World economy

France's Lagarde to run for second term as IMF chief

Christine Lagarde has announced that she will run for a second term as head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), pointing out that France, Britain, Germany and China have backed her and seeming ...
The World Economic Forum begins in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, January 20
20/01/2016 - Economy

World Economic Forum kicks off in Davos

The World Economic Forum began yesterday in the mountain resort town of Davos, Switzerland, just as global stocks took a tremendous dip and oil prices hit a multi-year low.
Renault cars parked outside an automobile plant in Aubergenville, France, 17 January 2016
19/01/2016 - FRANCE

Renault to recall 15,000 cars to check engines

The French carmaker Renault is to recall 15,000 new vehicles to check the engine, the government said on Tuesday.
Representatives from Oxfam will be attending Davos this week to press world leaders to make the changes outline in the report.
18/01/2016 - World Economics

'One per cent of the world’s richest individuals have more wealth than the other 99'

This astounding finding was published by Oxfam just days ahead of this year's World Economic Forum in Davos.
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