France's austerity drive reaches the Elysée PalaceIn France, even the president isn’t immune from austerity. François Hollande and his government need to make another €50 billion in cuts by 2017, and so the president’s Elysée Pala...
FRANCE - INDUSTRY
SFR buyout threatens to shake up French telecom marketThe proposed sale of one of France’s largest mobile phone networks to a rival firm is threatening to shake up the telecom market, with speculation that a three-way agreement would...
In The Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
'Slap in the face'FRENCH PRESS - Thurs. 06.03.14: French papers react to the European Commission’s decision to put France on a watch list over its trade deficit. Business daily Les Echos likens it t...
French unemployment rate falls for first time since 2011France’s unemployment rate fell slightly in the last three months of 2013, according to new figures from the country’s national statistics office. It’s the first time that the quar...
Patriotic shopping: Does 'Made in France' sell?Are you a patriotic consumer? Are you willing to pay more for your shopping if it's made in your home country? In France, the government has been lobbying citizens to opt for...
In The Papers
In the Papers
French youth not hopeful about the futureLive from the newsroom, Florence Villeminot provides an exhaustive overview of the French newspaper headlines.
France In Focus
FRANCE IN FOCUS
Hollande seeks to woo foreign investorsThis week, President Hollande unveils measures to show the world that France is open for business. Also, the National Assembly debates a bill addressing the forced migration of hun...
France is "open for business": Hollande's charm offensive with foreign investorsPlease come to France, we shall not tax you more, we shall make your life easy! This is the message delivered by François Hollande to CEOs of foreign companies who were wined and d...
François Hollande hosts foreign CEOs to boost French business (part 1)François Hollande is on a mission to show that he is a man you can do business with. Thirty heads of foreign companies were at the Elysée Palace to hear about France s attractivene...
François Hollande hosts foreign CEOs to boost French business (part 2)François Hollande is on a mission to show that he is a man you can do business with. Thirty heads of foreign companies were at the Elysée Palace to hear about France s attractivene...
Valentine's Day means business timeLove is in the air - as are tempered expectations on the economy. France released better than expected growth figures for 2013, but concerns remain over the coming months. Though o...
France sees unexpected economic growthThe French economy saw a 0.3% growth in the fourth quarter, the French statistics agency INSEE reported Friday, citing increased household consumption and investment.