Bruno Le Maire

France introduces ICO regulations to protect investors

Despite calls for the EU to unify its regulation of cryptocurrencies and blockchain, France has taken the initiative and introduced its own regulations for initial coin offerings (ICOs).<p>In a tweet yesterday, French Minster of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, announced the approval of a …

Cryptocurrency

Le Maire's Italy Visit Reminds That France Too has Budget Issues

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire came to Italy to say how he’s been reassured that Italy’s budget deficit won’t breach European Union limits, …

Budget Deficit

Europe not attacking US with tech tax, French finance minister says

Bruno Le Maire discusses the European Union's planned levy on the digital revenues of large companies operating in the continent.

European Union

France defends European tech giant tax, says its not an attack on US but hits Trump on tariffs

Le Maire suggested it was America that had launched an attack on Europe by adopting a more aggressive trade policy targeting European imports with …

Tariffs

France Signals Progress Toward EU Tax on Global Technology Firms

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire signaled that support is growing for a European Union plan to tax the revenue of large technology companies, …

European Union

German finance minister expects digital tax reform to take time

VIENNA, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Germany’s Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Saturday a European tax overhaul to increase levies on large digital firms will need time to be agreed, but insisted a solution was needed.<p>In a joint press statement with Scholz, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said he …

European Union

French finance minister says budget deficit will be below 3 percent of GDP in 2019

© Reuters. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire leaves following the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris<p>VIENNA (Reuters) - French …

Budget Deficit

UniCredit to assess strategic options in 2019 business plan

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Unicredit's bank logo is pictured on block notes and pens at the headquarters in Milan<p>CERNOBBIO, Italy (Reuters) - Italy's top …

French Government

CNP Assurances to merge with La Poste's bank -French finance minister

PARIS, Aug 30 (Reuters) - France plans to merge CNP Assurances and La Poste’s banking arm to create a financial group that would offer banking and insurance services mainly in rural areas, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday.<p>State-owned investment fund La Caisse des Depots et …

French Government

French finance minister: Confident that Barnier will find the right solution to hard Brexit

CNBC's Joumanna Bercetche spoke to Bruno Le Maire, France's finance minister about Brexit negotiations with the UK.

Hard Brexit

French finance minister warns UK on post-Brexit arrangement

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has reinforced his government's stance that the benefits of the European Union cannot be enjoyed by …

Great Britain

Iran to open lawsuit against US sanctions at ICJ

Iran will argue Monday against renewed sanctions imposed by the United States, as a bitter legal battle between Tehran and Washington opens before …

South Asia

EU floats independent payments system to avoid U.S. sanctions on Iran

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said Monday that France and Germany are determined to work on an independent payments system that would allow …

Business

Turkey says wants to take relations with EU to a new phase

PARIS (Reuters) - Turkey wants to take it relations with the European Union to a new phase in a period when its trade with the bloc is more important, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Monday.<p>French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire shakes hands with Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak …

Berat Albayrak

Turkey's Albayrak says U.S. sanctions against Ankara could destabilise region

PARIS/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. trade sanctions against Turkey could destabilise the region and ultimately bolster regional terrorism and the refugee crisis, Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Monday.<p>French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak …

Berat Albayrak

French budget deficit seen at 2.6% of GDP in 2018

France's public sector budget deficit is expected to come in at 2.6% of economic output in 2018, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday.<p>Le …

Budget Deficit

French budget deficit seen at 2.6 percent of GDP this year: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - France's public sector budget deficit is expected to come in worse than expect this year at around 2.6 percent of economic output, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday.<p>Le Maire told journalists that slower than previously expected growth would push the deficit to 2.5 …

Budget Deficit

France says structural reforms a must for Turkish economy

© Reuters. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire waits for the arrival of Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak at the Bercy Finance Ministry in …

Andrew Brunson

Benjamin Smith New CEO of Air France-KLM; Unions Concerned

Unions at Air France-KLM voiced concern after the company appointed Benjamin Smith as the new CEO with the support of the French state.<p>The company …

Salt Lake City

Turkey's Albayrak, French counterpart discuss U.S. sanctions, cooperation: ministry

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire spoke by phone on Friday and discussed U.S. sanctions steps against Turkey, agreeing to act together in response to such moves, Albayrak’s ministry said.<p>FILE PHOTO: Turkish Treasury and Finance …

Berat Albayrak

Italian, France Econ Ministers Back Digital Services Tax

ROME (AP) — The Italian and French economic ministers say they will work for the speedy adoption of an EU Commission proposal to tax digital services …

Banking Union

Italy Finance Minister Joins French Call for Stronger Euro Area

Italian Finance Minister Giovanni Tria joined his French counterpart in calling for improved functioning of the euro area, as he seeks to reaffirm …

Europe

Europe is not attacking Google, Amazon, Facebook with tech tax, France's finance minister says

The U.S. should not see a proposed European levy on internet giants as an attack against the country, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told …

Business

G20 Forum Shelves Deadline for ‘Very Specific Recommendations’ on Crypto

Cryptocurrencies will continue to receive a broadly hands-off approach from the G20 until at least October, a meeting of the forum confirmed July …

European Union

French weekly magazines review 22 June 2018

Football-mad France celebrates the football World Cup triumph of "Les Bleus", but the "African origin" of several French superstars generates …

France

Tariffs removal not needed for E.U., U.S. talks - European Council representative

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The United States’ removal of tariffs on steel and aluminium imports is not a necessary precondition for trade talks between the United States and the European Union to begin, the European Council representative to the G20 Hubert Fuchs said on Sunday.<p>That ran against French …

Buenos Aires

French minister blasts 'law of the jungle' trade war ahead of EU leader visit to Trump

A French minister has blasted the Trump administration’s trade policies as the “law of the jungle” ahead of a visit by European leaders to Washington …

Trump Administration

France's Le Maire says no U.S. trade talks with metals tariffs in place

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday the European Union could not consider negotiating a free trade agreement with the United States without Washington first withdrawing its tariffs on steel and aluminum.<p>Speaking to reporters at the G20 finance ministers …

Economy

French minister implores US to 'see sense' over trade war

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) -<p>France's finance minister Bruno Le Maire told AFP on Saturday that the United States must avoid pushing the world into a "survival of the fittest" scenario through tit-for-tat trade sanctions.<p>Le Maire said Europe as a whole was worried about being dragged into a global trade war …

Globalization

U.K. Sees Macron as Key to Getting Brexit Deal With EU

<i>Follow</i> <i>@Brexit on Twitter, join our Facebook group and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin.</i><p>Britain sees convincing France as key to getting a Brexit …

Great Britain