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African press review 02 January 2014

The youth wage subsidy in South Africa,  indigenisation laws in Zimbabwe and a grenade attack in Kenya are all topics in today's African papers.


French press review 27 December 2013

There is only one story dominating this morning, the unemployment figures published yesterday. And it is probably not good news for President François Hollande.

French President François Hollande promised to stop the rise in unemployment by the end of 2013
27/12/2013 - France

French unemployment figures deal new blow to Hollande

Unemployment in France rose 17,800 in November, up five per cent, despite President Francois Hollande promise to stop the rise in joblessness by the end of the year. But if those working part ...

All lit up - the Champs-Elysées in Paris.
25/12/2013 - France

French households spend more but no growth in November

Despite prevailing economic gloom, consumer spending in France rose in November, according to statistics released on Tuesday.

French President François Hollande
20/12/2013 - France

France to return to weak economic recovery in 2014

France's economy will not fall back into recession, as is widely feared, according to national statistics institute, Insee, which predicts a feeble 0.4 per cent growth for the fourth quarter of ...


French press review 14 December 2013

A study on integrating immigrants sparks controversy. Women fight for their place in French politics. North Korea's future is foggy after a top-level execution. Economic crisis ...

Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (R) and Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll at a meeting with Breton dignitaries in October
14/12/2013 - France

French government pledges two billion euros to restive Brittany

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has signed an agreement to invest two billion euros in Brittany, the western region that has been hit by a wave of job losses and protests against a planned tax on road freight.

Due to close - the PSA-Peugeot factory at Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris.
13/12/2013 - France

Peugeot shares plummet after GM pull-out announcement

Shares in French carmaker Peugeot plummeted on Friday after the US's GM announced it was selling its seven per cent stake in the company.

A man holds a bag to collect food in a charity food distribution centre "Les Restos Du Coeur".
05/12/2013 - France - Europe

A quarter of the european population at risk of social exclusion

In 2012, about 124.5 million people, or 24.8 per cent of the population, in the European Union were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, compared with 23.7 per cent in 2008.

French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault.
02/12/2013 - France

Shopping or not on Sundays in France?

French Prime Minister says a new law on Sunday shopping will be introduced for debate in 2014.