GERMANY - GREECE
French firms eye gadget market at Vegas tech showFrench tech start-ups have flocked to the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, hoping to get a foothold in the rapidly expanding market for high-tech gadgets.
New easyJet strike could hit France over New Year’sFrench cabin crew unions at low-cost airline easyJet plan to follow up a Christmas strike over profit-sharing and schedules with another two-day strike on December 31 and January…
New French jobless record casts pall on ChristmasUnemployment in France hit a new record in November, with official statistics published Wednesday showing 3.488 million people claiming jobless benefits.
FRANCE - USA
France's Alstom to pay $772 million in US bribery caseThe French firm Alstom SA has pleaded guilty and will pay $772 million in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Justice Department alleging the company bribed…
Airbus delivers first A350 XWB to Qatar AirwaysAirbus delivered its first A350 XWB to Qatar Airways on Monday, a model the company says was designed to "set new standards" in terms of passenger experience and…
Russia raises rates to 17 percent in bid to save roubleRussia’s central bank raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent early Tuesday in an emergency move to halt a collapse in the rouble as oil prices decline and…
Fitch downgrades France’s credit rating to 'AA'Fitch Ratings has lowered France’s credit rating by one notch to “AA” – two steps below the top triple-A rating – over concerns about the country’s budget.
FRANCE - CHINA
French plans for airport sale to China spark uneaseThe planned sale of a 49.99% government stake in the firm that manages Toulouse airport, where Airbus tests and assembles its planes, to a Chinese consortium has sparked concerns…
FBI warns of 'destructive' malware after Sony attackThe FBI warned US businesses on Monday that hackers have used malicious software to launch a destructive cyber attack in the United States, following a devastating breach last…
OPEC to keep oil output unchanged despite low pricesOPEC oil ministers in Vienna decided Thursday to keep their production target at 30 million barrels a day, despite an oversupply of crude and plunging prices.
Pre-OPEC talks fail to reach deal on cutting oil outputImpromptu talks between Saudi Arabia, fellow OPEC member Venezuela and oil powers Russia and Mexico yielded no agreement on Tuesday on how to address a growing oil glut, ending…
High-frequency traders: The ‘Al Capones’ of Wall Street?The battle over high-frequency trading is heating up on Wall Street as regulators and traders face off over the decade’s most controversial financial practice.
Rights group launches software to detect government spyingAmnesty International has introduced software to help ordinary citizens find out if governments are monitoring their computer activity. However, the new anti-snooping programme…
FRANCE - ALGERIA
France’s Renault inaugurates new factory in AlgeriaFrench motor manufacturer Renault inaugurated a multi-million-euro plant in Algeria Monday, with Paris's former colony owning 51 percent of the factory with an initial…