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Employees of mail order clothing company La Redoute demonstrate against job losses in Lille in January
14/02/2014 - France

French growth in 2013 higher than expected

The French economy grew more than previously estimated in 2013 ... but only just. The government admitted Friday that "more has to be done".

El deficit comercial francés aumentó en junio de casi 6.000 millones de euros por una neta baja en las exportaciones.
13/02/2014 - France

Ignoring internet puts you out of business, study shows

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.


French press review 11 February 2014

Not for the first time, nor probably for the last, the question of immigration dominates the French front pages.


French press review 10 February 2014

French President François Hollande begins a three-day visit to the US, Swiss vote on immigration quotas and promising signs of economic recovery worldwide, are all topics in today's French ...

French weekly magazines review

Putin, Putin and Putin is headlining this week’s French magazines as the Sochi Olympics approach.
A labour exchange in the southern French city of Nice
31/01/2014 - France

France lags behind on employment of over-55s

France must do more to promote quality jobs for older workers, according to a report published on Thursday) by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


French press review 29 January 2014

Will Hollande's new economic policy work? Will bosses deliver on promises to employ more workers? Has Hollande gone German? An,d are returning jihadis a danger to France?

French President François Hollande at Istanbul's Galatasaray University
29/01/2014 - France

Hollande admits failure to bring down French unemployment

French President François Hollande has admitted he has failed to deliver on his promise to reverse the rise in France's unemployment figures.
De Gaulle in his black Citroën DS 19, in Dakar,  Sénégal, 1959.
28/01/2014 - France - China

France sends De Gaulle's bullet-sprayed car to show in China

A Citroen DS car, riddled with bullets from the 1962 attempted assassination of Charles de Gaulle, has been despatched to Beijing as one of the star attractions in events to mark the 50th anniversary ...
The new logo of aircraft manufacturer Airbus Group.
28/01/2014 - France - Germany

Airbus to cut 1,400 jobs in France by 2015

Airbus on Monday announced that it will shed 5,291 jobs as part of the restructuring of its defense and space activities.