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05/07/2014 - France

French GDP ranking to slip by 2020

According to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the French economy will slip from fifth to sixth place in the GDP rankings by 2020, and to eighth by 2030.


French press review 21 June 2014

The French press is in a frenzy after les Bleus become the team to beat at the Brazil World Cup after thrashing Switzerland five-two.

Don't say "DSK" - Strauss-Kahn is taking legal action over use of his initials in a dubious enterprise
30/04/2014 - France - Belgium

Strauss-Kahn to sue pimp over 'DSK' brothel

Disgraced IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn is embroiled in a new sex-related legal case.

International Monetary Fund's chief economist Olivier Blanchard in 2012
26/11/2013 - France

French downgrade unjustified, IMF chief economist

Standard & Poor's downgrade of French sovereign debt was "unjustified", the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) chief economist said Tuesday.

Standard & Poor’s HQ in New York
08/11/2013 - France

Hollande meets World Bank, IMF after Standard & Poor's downgrade

French President François Hollande was set to defend his economic policies at a meeting with international finance chiefs after the Standard & Poor's agency lowered France's rating to ...

L'ancien directeur du FMI, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, le 26 juin 2013.
13/09/2013 - France - Serbia

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to consult Serbia on economic woes

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has agreed to advise the Serbian government as it inches toward European Union membership.

Orange boss Stéphane Richard has to answer questions about his work with Christine Lagarde
10/06/2013 - Franc

Orange boss Richard detained in Tapie payout case

The boss of telecoms company Orange, Stéphane Richard, has been taken into police custody in the ongoing investigation into alleged abuse of influence that has seen IMF chief Christine ...

François Hollande has promised to bring down unemployment by the end of this year
04/06/2013 - France

IMF downgrades French economy forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its forecast for the French economy this year and the next and says it will be difficult to reverse the rise in unemployment by the end of the ...


French press review 25 May 2013

The papers are all about IMF Cchief Christine Lagarde’s “great ...

Christine Lagarde outside the court on Friday
25/05/2013 - France - IMF

Lagarde escapes charges in Tapie payout case

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has avoided immediate charges after two days in a French court but was named an "assisted witness" in a case of alleged ministerial misconduct under former ...