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28/07/2014 - France

France calls into question pharmacies' monopoly

Will the French be able to buy their aspirin tablets at the nearest grocery store?

Germany's Turkish diaspora sends money home
28/07/2014 - International report

Germany's Turkish diaspora sends money home

It's time now for the first in a series of programmes that will run for the next month on remittances. That's the money migrants send home to their country's of origin.

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin
27/07/2014 - France

France nets 1.3 billion euros from tax evaders' secret foreign bank accounts

Nearly 30,000 tax-dodgers with secret bank accounts abroad have confessed to French tax-collectors in response to an offer to go easy on them if they come forward.

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 ...

Jacqueline Mugo, Business Africa, Laurent Fabius, French Foreign Minister, Arnaud Montebourg, French Economy Minister and Lionel Zinsou, PAI Partners (from L to R). 15 July 2014
16/07/2014 - Interview

'Boom time in Africa' says private equity leader at Franco-African foundation launch

Entrepreneurs and financiers gathered in Paris on Tuesday for the launch of the Franco-African Foundation for Growth.

French president François Hollande
14/07/2014 - France

Hollande optimistic despite French Bastille Day jeers

French president François Hollande appeared determined but optimistic in a live television interview broadcast hours after he was booed at the traditional Bastille Day parade in Paris.

Jérôme Kerviel near the Franco-Italian border as he returned to France to serve his prison sentence earlier this year
11/07/2014 - France

Société Générale accused of rigging evidence against rogue trader

A French court has ordered an investigation into whether the Société Générale bank rigged evidence against Jérôme Kerivel, following a complaint made by ...

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 press review 8 July 2014

Social dialogue for the deaf, Arabs in Israel, French rail failures and the new face of global terror.

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.