Latest update: 05/10/2012
'Pigeons': a mug's game for the government
The "pigeons" protest movement of entrepreneurs has got the government to consider back-tracking on a proposed hike in capital gains taxes for people selling a company. That's seen as a PR blow for Hollande's team. Attention, too, is on Hugo Chavez' bid for re-election in Venezuela. His rival, Henrique Capriles, is forecast to have a brilliant career whatever the outcome. That's the focus for the French papers on Friday 5th October, 2012.