French Economy

France holds fourth day of national anti-Macron protests

PARIS – Two of France's biggest workers' unions are staging nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his economic reforms.<p>Thursday's 170 organized demonstrations mark the fourth day since September that union-backed protesters have taken to the streets to express discontent over …

Business

French jobless rate rises to 9.7 percent in third quarter

PARIS (Reuters) - France's unemployment rate rose to 9.7 percent in the third quarter, from 9.5 percent in the previous quarter, data published by the INSEE national statistics office on Thursday.<p>Although unemployment is still down 0.3 points compared to the same period a year ago, it shows that …

Economy

Coding errors in 685 mobile-apps leave 180 million smartphone users vulnerable

Up to 180 million smart phone users may have some of their text messages and calls intercepted by hackers because of a coding error that affects at …

Economy

How the French economy lost ground

For more than a decade following the launch of the euro in 1999, France’s labor costs were higher than Germany’s — and they rose far faster.That has …

Economics

Paradise Papers: France's Dassault accused of aiding tax dodgers

French planemaker Dassault and Europe's Airbus appear to have helped customers dodge millions of euros in sales tax, according to the Paradise Papers …

Economy

Trump not invited to Paris December climate change summit for now, says France

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who pulled his country out of the 2015 Paris climate change deal, is "for the time being" not invited …

World Economy

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 …

Bruno Le Maire

Air France-KLM FlyingBlue Promo Awards November 2017

One of the best uses of Air France/KLM FlyingBlue miles is booking their <b>Promo Awards</b>.FlyingBlue publishes these every month, and they offer 20-50% …

Airlines

French economy outpaces Britain as recovery is confirmed

The French economy clocked up solid growth in the third quarter, official data showed on Tuesday, suggesting that recovery in the eurozone's …

Economy

French economy grows at fastest pace since 2011

The French economy expanded at its fastest pace since 2011 in the third quarter, boosted by an acceleration in consumer spending and robust …

Economy

France GDP growth slows to 0.5% in Q3 as exports soften

The pace of growth of the French economy slowed slightly in the third quarter, according to a preliminary reading on the country’s gross domestic …

Economy

Airbus warns of fraud probe damage despite profits leap

European aircraft-builder Airbus announced a leap in profits in the third quarter of 2017 but warned that its financial performance could take a hit …

Economy

French economy sees fourth successive quarter of growth

The French economy esaw a fourth consecutive quarter of growth between July and September, boosting the government's hopes of reducing the deficit to …

Economy

France is running out of butter at grocery stores and some people are panicking

• <b>The price of butter has faced a significant increase this year.</b>• <b><br>Most countries have responded by raising prices, but French supermarkets have been unable to do so.</b> <b>As a result, there's a butter shortage in France.</b>• <b><br>Worried consumers have stockpiled butter during the last few weeks making the shortage</b> …

Business

Global growth and Macron factor drive French industrial upturn

in Dunkirk<p>In a windswept corner of Dunkirk in northern France, a new factory is rising from the ground.<p>Enveloped by the hum of the furnaces at …

France

France resumes foie gras exports to Japan after bird flu ban

France can now sell foie gras in Japan again, following a ban on exports due to two outbreaks of bird flu, Agriculture Minister Stéphane Travert …

Economy

Total profits soar as production, oil price rise

French oil giant Total's net profits soared 40 percent in the third quarter of this year due to rising global oil prices and increased …

Oil

France posts record drop in unemployment

France's jobless total fell last month by the most on record, Labour Ministry data showed on Tuesday, giving a boost to President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to turn the job market around.<p>The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France fell by 64,800 in September, the biggest …

World News

Macron to promote France with investors over Elysee dinner

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will treat close to two dozen leaders of international investment funds to dinner at his Elysee …

World Economy

Egyptian president visits France, human rights a topic

PARIS – Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is starting a three-day visit to France, where human rights are expected to be discussed along with economic and military cooperation.<p>El-Sissi meets Monday with French Defense Minister Florence Parly and on Tuesday will meet French President Emmanuel …

Business

French MPs slash wealth tax

French MPs agreed to slash wealth tax on Friday as part of the ongoing debate on next year's budget that saw them introduce a flat tax on unearned …

France

French MPs approve flat tax on unearned income

French MPs on Thursday voted for a 30 percent flat tax on unearned income - a measure hailed as a "fiscal revolution" by supporters but damned as a …

Economy

France to pay big firms 10 billion euros after court blocks dividends tax

The French exchequer has been ordered to pay 10 billion euros to big companies after the country's highest judicial authority struck down a tax …

France

'Amateurism' sees France forced to pay back €10 billion in tax to big companies

France said Wednesday it has been ordered to pay back 10 billion euros ($12 billion) to big companies after overtaxing them on dividend payouts, a …

European News

Populism again casts shadow over booming eurozone economy

LONDON (AP) — For months, the outlook for the eurozone economy has brightened thanks to a series of electoral defeats for political parties that were critical of the euro currency. Now, votes in Germany and Austria and uncertainty over the Spanish region of Catalonia are reviving concerns about the …

Business

France seeks food safety inclusion in EU-Mercosur deal: envoy

BRASILIA (Reuters) - France will propose changing the European Commission's mandate to negotiate a trade deal with South America's Mercosur bloc to …

World Economy

France sees Eurozone as single ‘great country’

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire called Thursday for the European Union to become a cohesive whole, as unified and ambitious as the United …

France

JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon eyes Paris for post-Brexit job moves

in Paris<p>Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase chief executive, has confirmed the US bank’s interest in moving jobs from London to Paris after Brexit during a …

Jamie Dimon

French President Macron launches Step 2 of labor changes

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron is launching Step 2 in his pledged labor market overhaul, focusing on unemployment benefits and job training.<p>Macron met Thursday with France's main workers' and employers' unions to start negotiations that will last for months.<p>The discussions come as workers …

Business

Optimism About French Economy Is Justified by Reforms, Le Maire Says

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told officials gathered in Washington that he sees many reasons to be confident about the economic outlook for …

Business