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French PM Philippe seeks more Gulf investment on UAE trip

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe boasted of his government's measures to attract foreign investors on Sunday during a three-visit to the United …

North Africa

France targets GDP growth of 1.7 percent in 2018

© Reuters. Construction cranes are seen in Paris<p>PARIS (Reuters) - The French government forecasts GDP growth of 1.6 percent this year and 1.7 percent …

France to cut €11b in taxes next year

PARIS: France will cut taxes on businesses and individuals by roughly €11 billion (US$12.6 billion) next year, faster than the government had …

North Africa

Low wine harvest could damage economy, figures suggest

This year, Agreste, the bureau of statistics from the minister for Agriculture, has warned that harvest levels for French wine could be “historically …

French Wine

A New Way to Work Could Revitalize the French Economy

Workers are stuck in two tiers: permanent and transient. The president proposes something in between.<p>President Emmanuel Macron has finally entered the crucible. At last, he has introduced his bill to reform French labor markets, which might prove the most important act of his presidency both …

Labor Economics

Emmanuel Macron on the New French Economy

French President Emmanuel Macron addresses the Bloomberg Global Business Forum at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. (Source: Bloomberg)

North Africa

Bank of France raises 2017 French economic growth forecast to 1.7 percent

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: French Central bank Governor Villeroy de Galhau attends the 2016 Institute of International Finance (IIF) Spring Membership …

France launches massive investment fund to reboot French economy

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced plans Monday to pour 57 billion euros into modernising France's sluggish economy, with a hefty chunk set …

France's Debt Is Euro-Zone's Largest

At the end of the first quarter, the main components of France’s debt load added up to more than four times the country’s gross domestic product. …

French town adopts free public transport in growing trend

The western French town of Niort was celebrating with jazz and rock concerts, street performers and a circus this weekend after declaring that public …

French economy boosted by more consumer spending

France's second-quarter gross domestic product grew by 0.5% compared to the previous quarter, in line with earlier official estimates.<p>Higher consumer …

Economics
Economy
North Africa

Growth spurt: French economy to keep expanding in 2018

France's return to economic growth should remain on course in 2018, in step with its European neighbours, the national statistics agency said Tuesday.<p>…

Economy

France banks on apprenticeships to bring down youth unemployment

© Reuters. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe reacts during the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris<p>PARIS …

‘Solid finish’: French economy ends 2017 on strong note

France’s economy concluded 2017 on a bullish tone, with strong growth in investment and production across several industries providing a tailwind in …

Economy

French growth highest in six years, but who can claim the credit?

France experienced its highest growth in six years in 2017, official statistics released on Tuesday showed. The government was quick to claim a …

Macron Can Push French Economy On After Best Growth in Six Years

French President Emmanuel Macron’s push to help businesses is handing the economy a chance to extend its strongest expansion in six years.<p>Macron …

Economics

France targets deep pockets of Emirati wealth funds

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe delivers his speech at the Young entrepreneurs fair in Paris, France<p>PARIS (Reuters) - …

As France's economy takes off, a new problem: labor shortages

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Grape pickers harvest fruit at the Domaine Pinson vineyard during the Chablis wine harvest in Chablis<p>By Leigh Thomas<p>PARIS …