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30/08/2014 - France

New measures announced to help real estate sector in France

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled a series of measures on Friday to boost the real estate sector in France, in an aim to kick-start the struggling economy.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls with boss of bosses Pierre Gattaz at the Medef summer shcool this week
29/08/2014 - France

French companies’ dividend payouts soar as jobless wait for investment rise

Despite the economic crisis, the amount French companies pay out in dividends has soared to a European record, a study showed this week, raising questions about the Socialist government’s ...

Outgoing economy minister Arnaud Montebourg hands over to his successor, Emmanuel Macron
27/08/2014 - Analysis: France

Hollande replaces left-winger with banker in French cabinet reshuffle as economy fails to revive

The second reshuffle of France’s government in five months signals a definitive breach by President François Hollande with the left wing of his Socialist Party.

French President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday
27/08/2014 - France

New French government under fire from left and right

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls’s reshuffled cabinet drew criticism from the Socialist government’s opponents after its composition was announced on Tuesday.

26/08/2014

French press review 26 August 2014

France has been gripped by political crisis, as President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manul Valls reshuffle the cabinet following a revolt over economic policy and the papers have ...

Arnaud Montebourg
25/08/2014 - France

French economy minister slams austerity in bombshell resignation speech

Arnaud Montebourg delivered a blistering attack on the austerity policies favoured by the French president and prime minister as he walked away from his job as economy minster in a dramatic press ...

President Francois Hollande, Prime Minister Manuel Valls
25/08/2014 - France

New French government to be annouced on Tuesday

The announcement of a new French cabinet tomorrow will be the second reshuffle in just five months.

Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg, whose criticism precipitated the crisis
25/08/2014 - France

France in political crisis as Hollande government resigns

France is in political crisis after President Francois Hollande on Tuesday instructed Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new government.

François Hollande and Manuel Valls meet at the Fort Bregançon on August 15, 2014 on sideline of WWII tribute.
17/08/2014 - France

French government sticks to economic plan despite zero growth

The French government made clear Sunday that it would not budge from its current economic policies despite showing zero growth during the second quarter.

13/08/2014 - France

Industrial production in Eurozone slows down

The euro fell against the dollar on Wednesday with the news that industrial production in the eurozone fell by 0.3 percent in June.

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