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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.

French Economy minister Arnaud Montebourg at the National Assembly in Paris, 29 April 2014.
27/05/2014 - France - UK

France ready to roll out the red carpet to British investors

"France is ready to roll out the red carpet to British investors if Britain leaves the EU" said French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg, in a swipe at David Cameron.


French press review 24 May 2014

More on the European elections - the vote which takes place tomorrow in France makes the front page of all three main dailies, centrist Le Monde, right-wing Le Figaro and left-wing Libération.

French press review 23 May 2014

It's difficult to avoid the European elections in today's French press.


French press review 22 May 2014

European parliamentary elections and Alstom, with two weeks left to the deadline for a decision between American and German pretenders, dominate the front page stories of French dailies.