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Latest update : 2014-04-09

French deficit reduction plan expected ‘in coming days’

The French prime minister says he’ll give details of his plan to reduce the country’s budget deficit ‘in the coming days’. Manuel Valls was speaking after he unveiled €11 billion of fresh tax cuts during his maiden speech to parliament, on top of the €30 billion already announced. Despite being allowed two extra years to balance its budget by the EU, France is set to miss its deficit target for next year.

By Stephen CARROLL



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Paris Saint-Germain football club opens new hub in Shanghai

France's Paris Saint-Germain football club has opened a brand new sporting complex in Shanghai, with indoor football pitches, a gym and a shop. This comes as PSG looks to boost...

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2018-04-19 strike

Trains, schools & power plants: Latest French strikes cause disruption

Schools, the postal service and electricity production are among the services being disrupted as unions stage a general strike in France. The action is combining protests over a...

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2018-04-18 Cuba

Will Cuba's political transition attract more foreign investment?

As Cuba prepares for the departure of Raul Castro, foreign investors will be watching closely to see if his successor pushes for more economic reforms. French companies are among...

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2018-04-17 China

US, UK move against Chinese telecoms firm ZTE

The Chinese telecoms giant ZTE says it's assessing the damage to its business, after the US Commerce Department banned American companies from selling parts to it. In addition,...

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Canadian PM Trudeau visits France, aiming to boost trade ties

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on a two-day visit to France. He's meeting President Emmanuel Macron and is also scheduled to address parliament. On the agenda:...

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