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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.
08/08/2014 - France

2014 French growth will be lower than expected

French industrial production decreased by 0.5% in the second quarter that may lead to a lower than expected 2014 growth rate.

06/08/2014 - France - Germany

Germany sticks to economic policy despite French appeal

The German government said that it will not modify its European economic policy.
Angela Merkel and François Hollande photographed on June 26, 2014 in Ypres, Belgium.
04/08/2014 - France - Germany

French President Hollande calls on Berlin to boost economy

French President François Hollande has increased pressure on Berlin and the European Central Bank to do more to pick up the sluggish economy and do more to fight the risk of deflation.

Argentina set to default on sovereign debt
29/07/2014 - International report

Argentina set to default on sovereign debt

Argentina looks set to default on its sovereign debt for the second time in 13 years. A United States Supreme Court judge has ordered Buenos Aires to pay a group of hedge funds one billion euros.
A French labour exchange
26/07/2014 - France

French unemployment hits new record

Unemployment in France has risen for the eighth consecutive month to 11 per cent of the workforce, leaving President François Hollande’s promise to reverse the upward trend ...
LVMH boss Bernard Arnault with actors Sean Penn and Charlize Theron at the Dior fashion show in Paris this week
10/07/2014 - France

French billionaires rise to 67 despite economic crisis

France’s rich are getting richer, despite the crisis.
French President François Hollande on June 24, 2014.
07/07/2014 - France

French job creation summit opens with labour boycotts

A job creation summit aimed at spurring half a million much-needed positions got off to a rocky start on Monday as two major labour organisations said they would boycott the event.

Cigarettes during the manufacturing process, 30 April 2014.
29/05/2014 - France

French cigarette workers hold bosses hostage in threatened Imperial Tobacco factory

Five executives have been held in a cigarette factory in western France since Wednesday afternoon. The cigarette manufacturer, Seita, announced the closure of the factory last month.

French President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls have failed to bring down record unemployment figures
29/05/2014 - France

French unemployment rises again

French unemployment rose again last month with the Socialist government failing to keep President François Hollande’s campaign promise to reverse its upward rise.