Bruno Le Maire

Paris and Amsterdam Win Brexit Races for London-Based EU Agencies

France and the Netherlands won the contests to host two London-based European Union agencies in the first concrete political victories in the battle …

Brexit

Altice shares rise after clarifying financial position

in Paris<p>Shares in Altice climbed more than 9 per cent on Monday morning, a day after the struggling telecoms and cable company tried to reassure …

Stocks

France weighing broader payroll charge cuts - PM

BOBIGNY, France (Reuters) - The French government is considering further reductions in payroll taxation, including on relatively high salaries, but …

Economy

Macron's Popularity Recovers as French See Him Keeping Promises

President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity climbed to its highest in four months as French voters credited him for keeping his campaign promises, an Ifop …

Business

DIARY-Top Economic Events to Jan 17

Nov 20 (Reuters) -<p>For other diaries, please see:<p>U.S. Federal Reserve<p>FED/DIARY<p>Polling Unit Diary<p>POLL/DIARY<p>Today in Washington<p>WASH/DIARY<p>Political and …

Economy

US tech giants the new robber barons? Europe turns on Facebook, Google

Brussels - They have revolutionised the way we live, but are US tech giants the new robber barons of the 21st century, banking billions in profit …

Business (South Africa)

French finance minister rejects 'doom-mongering' over Altice debt

PARIS (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Sunday rejected "doom-mongering" over the debt level of telecoms and cable group Altice …

Greece

Sisi goes shopping for arms in Paris

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been exploring a number of arms deals with France, yet critics argue this is aimed at buying European …

Jean-Yves Le Drian

France and Germany got their Railbus. Will the EU let them build it?

With historic factories located deep in the European heartland, and billions of dollars worth of contracts with local train operators, Siemens AG and …

Business

France’s Minister of Culture Announces Fashion Fund

The fund, geared at supporting young designers in their creation phase, will launch by end of year.<p><b>VIVE LA FRANCE:</b> His wife, Brigitte Macron, has …

France

Peugeot launches joint venture to build cars in Algeria

PARIS/ALGIERS (Reuters) - Peugeot maker PSA Group (PEUP.PA) signed a joint venture agreement with three Algerian partners on Sunday to build cars in the North African country.<p>FILE PHOTO - Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board of French carmaker PSA Group addresses the media during the 87th …

Jean-Yves Le Drian

France's Emmanuel Macron struggles to keep bitterly divided ministers in line

His advisors call him “the Boss” because of his ruthless focus on control, but President Emmanuel Macron appears to be struggling to keep his ministers on message.<p>Furious that Gérard Collomb, 70, the interior minister, has reportedly been nicknamed “His Most Senile Highness” by colleagues, Mr …

France

The Brexit Cost Dilemma

As Brussels and London haggle over Britain's divorce bill, a new study sheds light on the hard financial decisions facing EU members once Britain …

Brexit

French weekly magazines review 12 November 2017

French weeklies name and shame "perverse" tax-fleeing tycoons whose offshore investments are exposed in the Paradise Papers. And can Saudi Arabia's …

France

Euro budget, ESM, banking union stances unresolved in German talks: document

BERLIN (Reuters) - German parties exploring a coalition government remain divided on the issue of a euro zone budget, Europe's banking union and its ESM bailout fund ahead of a meeting of party leaders later on Friday, according to a draft paper on Europe seen by Reuters.<p>The 1-1/2 page document, a …

Greece

Airbus CEO has board's confidence - French finance minister

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus CEO Tom Enders has the board's confidence to handle a crisis over inaccuracies in arms sales filings, French Finance …

Macron Keeps Hand in German Coalition Talks in Europe Vision Bid

French President Emmanuel Macron is keeping his hand in Chancellor Angel Merkel’s efforts to form a new German coalition.<p>His Finance Minister Bruno …

Business

Brexit result: 20 EU nations to confirm military pact and another call for European integrative reorganization

COGwriter Leaders are pointing to the UK’s vote to leave the European Union as a reason to agree to a new European military pact: November 8, 2017 …

Brexit

Business Live: China's Tencent buys stake in Snap - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>Google says it is "not happy", after its ranking algorithm caused fake tweets to be promoted on the search engine.<p>The algorithm promoted a carousel of posts that were "popular on Twitter", and some of the tweets included false information about Texas gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, who …

21st Century Fox

EU considers blacklisting 'Paradise Papers' tax havens

The European Union debates creating a blacklist of countries that do not cooperate on taxes. France urges the EU to consider cutting international …

Brexit

Euro zone must press ahead with integration now: France's Le Maire

BERLIN (Reuters) - The economic upswing in Europe is creating a historic window of opportunity for European governments to implement reforms and push …

Stock Markets

EU talks tough on tax havens

The EU is expected to adopt a blacklist of tax havens by the end of the year, with possible sanctions on the cards for those who do not cooperate.<p>Talks on the measures, originally planned for December, have been held earlier in Brussels, after the release of the so-called “Paradise Papers.”<p>“Rules …

France says tax havens should be cut off of global financial support

France has called for tax havens to be stripped of any right to seek help from the International Monetary Fund and other global financial …

Economics

EU sees new 'momentum' for tax haven sanctions

Going into Tuesday's meeting, French finance chief Bruno Le Maire said he was "fully determined to reinforce the means to fight tax evasion".<p>"States …

European News

Britain frozen out as EU finance chiefs plot future

European Union finance ministers meet without Britain in Brussels on Monday to try to iron out their differences on plans to reform the euro in the …

Brexit

Apple has reportedly relocated its international cash to Jersey

Last year, the European Union ordered Apple to pay up to $14.5 billion for illegal tax benefits in Ireland. The company expected some bad news when Commissioner Margrethe Vestager started the investigation in 2014, as the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists revealed in the …

Margrethe Vestager

Five Nations Most Likely to Win Musical Chairs for Top Euro Job

With less than two months to go until Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the head of the group of euro-area finance ministers, steps down, the race for who …

Business

France proposes tax avoidance states face IMF, World Bank sanctions

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire proposed to EU counterparts on Tuesday that countries that did not do enough to fight tax …

Economics

No tax in paradise — Eurogroup battle — Puigdemont free

Playbook hopes you enjoyed your holiday or day off last week; you won’t be getting any peace this week it seems. Over the weekend everyone from Queen …

European News

France's Le Maire heads to Berlin to test Eurogroup waters

BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire will meet German officials in Berlin this week to discuss the future of the euro zone …

European Union