After eight months of tough negotiations, employers and trade unions struck a deal on Friday to raise the contribution period necessary for workers to get their full rate pension.
European manufacturer Airbus has signed a letter of intent to sell 100 helicopters to China and build an assembly plant there, in a deal worth 750 million euros, sources reported on Friday.
French President François Hollande made the announcement as he welcomed his Malian counterpart Ibrahim Boubacar Keita at the start of a two-day state visit in Paris.
France and Kuwait have signed defence deals and provisional agreements worth 2.5 billion euros. The deal includes Kuwait's purchase of Airbus-built military helicopters worth one billion euros.
Police have raided Volkswagen's French headquarters over an investigation into the massive pollution-cheating scandal that has engulfed the German car maker.
Iran's parliament has approved the country's historic nuclear deal with world powers this Tuesday.
After Egypt and Jordan, French Prime minister Manuel Valls is due to visit Saudi Arabia on Monday for the final leg of his four-day tour of the Middle East.
Six Air France workers, suspected of attacking their bosses last week, were arrested on Monday, on the heels of fresh talks between management and unions.