Burkina Faso's president Blaise Compaoré has resigned after violent protests. On Friday afternoon he promised free and transparent elections in 90 days.
The French parliament on Monday passed a law imposing tough penalties on companies which shut down without attempting to find a buyer three months before closure.
The French stock exchange fell 1.08 per cent at opening on Thursday, as did most of Europe's bourses. France's private sector activity has declined in February, a study showed.
Dongfeng buys into Peugeot. Is this good news for France? Who will be in control? What will happen to French jobs? Will Hollande's Responsibility Pact fail?
The French economy grew more than previously estimated in 2013 ... but only just. The government admitted Friday that "more has to be done".
Eight out of 10 companies that went bankrupt in 2013 in France had little or no presence on the internet or social networks, a study showed this week.