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    1. Nick Butler

      September 28, 2014

      Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Putin's nemesis?

      Mikhail Khodorkovsky at a public meeting on April 27, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine  © Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images It might seem...

    2. September 21, 2014

      Shadows creep across face of European newspapers

      Who will save European newspapers? It is a question that has resonated across the continent’s newsrooms as the circulations...

    1. August 1, 2014

      The entrepreneur who has challenged the French establishment

      In France, Xavier Niel is seen either as an oafish troublemaker with a sleazy past or a US-style entrepreneur who has shaken...

    2. June 10, 2014

      Branson gives backing to money transfer start-up TransferWise

      Sir Richard Branson is providing funding for London-based money transfer start-up TransferWise in the latest sign of...

    3. May 23, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Matthieu Pigasse

      It’s a cold, wet day in Paris and I am waiting for Matthieu Pigasse at Kinugawa restaurant. The name means “angry demon...

    4. May 16, 2014

      Le Monde tells story of French travails

      On the day that the New York Times, venerable titan of the US press, sacked its editor, the same thing happened in France at...

    5. May 15, 2014

      Twin departures reveal perils of life as a woman editor

      Wanted: Leader to force business through radical change, involving redundancies and upheaval in working patterns, while...

    6. May 14, 2014

      Le Monde editor quits amid French newspapers’ digital upheaval

      The editor of Le Monde has resigned following a dispute with staff in the latest upheaval for the heavily subsidised French...

    7. Business Blog

      May 9, 2014

      Three merger lessons from the collapse of Omnicom-Publicis

      The collapse of the proposed Omnicom-Publicis merger, a bravado effort to override cultural differences, executive egos and...

    8. FT Alphaville

      May 7, 2014

      Takeovers, jobs and the capital markets

      The attempt by US drug company Pfizer to buy AstraZeneca, the crown jewel of Britain’s pharmaceutical industry, has prompted...

    9. March 12, 2014

      Uproar over bugging of Sarkozy phone

      Revelations that French police have been tapping the phone of former president Nicolas Sarkozy have triggered political...

    10. March 7, 2014

      French investigators tapped phones of Nicolas Sarkozy

      French investigators tapped the phones of Nicolas Sarkozy as part of a probe into alleged illegal financing of his 2007...

    11. October 21, 2013

      Paris protests over claims of US spying on French citizens

      France has demanded an immediate explanation from the US following fresh allegations of “totally unacceptable” mass...

    12. October 11, 2013

      Vivendi appoints banks for SFR flotation

      Vivendi has appointed banks to advise on the proposed flotation of SFR, its French telecoms business. While the...

    13. October 4, 2013

      Vivendi chairman Fourtou to retire after SFR spin-off

      The chairman of Vivendi plans to retire after splitting the group in two, laying out the clearest road map yet of future...

    14. August 30, 2013

      Think carefully about the point of the Panthéon

      A mausoleum is not usually a place people clamour to get into, but France’s Panthéon is no ordinary mausoleum. A hundred or...

    15. July 4, 2013

      Veil lifted on France’s ‘Big Brother’ network

      France operates an “immense” surveillance system of telephone, email and internet traffic similar to the US operation...

    16. June 6, 2013

      Stéphane Richard defends role at France Telecom

      Stéphane Richard has been forced to defend his position at the head of France Telecom after it appeared to be called into...

    17. June 4, 2013

      France says it is certain of sarin gas use in Syria

      France is certain the lethal nerve gas sarin has been used “several times” during the civil war in Syria. In the first...

    18. May 3, 2013

      Lunch with the FT: Xavier Niel

      Not many people get to have lunch with Xavier Niel. “Each week,” explains the French telecoms billionaire, “I try to have...

    19. April 12, 2013

      Ex-Trotskyite rocks French establishment

      As French president François Hollande struggles to haul his socialist government out of the mire of a tax fraud scandal, one...

    20. April 4, 2013

      Hollande approval rating hits new low

      François Hollande’s approval rating has sunk to a new low, underlining the uphill battle France’s socialist president faces...

    21. March 11, 2013

      Top executives join France exodus

      New evidence of top French executives leaving the country has emerged as President François Hollande battles a stalling...

    22. March 1, 2013

      Paris seeks alternative to 75% tax

      France’s Socialist government is considering replacing its stricken 75 per cent top income tax rate on earnings above €1m,...

    23. January 18, 2013

      Attack dismantles comfort of protected lives

      Like the denizens of an upscale gated community, the expatriate workers at In Amenas gas plant enjoyed a comfortable...

    24. January 3, 2013

      Paris promises flurry of economic reforms

      François Hollande’s socialist government, facing a grim economic outlook and stung by recent attacks on its tax and...

    25. November 30, 2012

      Drama as Strauss-Kahn seeks to settle

      Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund, was back in the spotlight this week...

    26. November 28, 2012

      Le Monde hit by sudden death of editor

      Erik Izraelewicz, executive editor of Le Monde and one of France’s most prominent journalists, has died suddenly at the age...

    27. November 25, 2012

      French minister digs in for steel battle

      As someone who enjoys the limelight, Arnaud Montebourg, France’s telegenic industry minister, knows how to pick his battles....

    28. November 22, 2012

      Scepticism greets Cameron at EU talks

      David Cameron landed in Brussels on a Royal Air Force jet just after dawn on Thursday, on what was seen in some European...

    29. The World

      November 20, 2012

      France and the downgrade

      Calmez-vous! (FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images) The French reaction to Moody’s downgrade of the country’s credit-rating has...

    30. November 19, 2012

      UMP counts cost after Copé scrapes leadership

      Just as it was lining up François Hollande, the struggling Socialist president, in its sights, France’s conservative...

    31. November 7, 2012

      Lacoste cedes control to Swiss group

      Lacoste, the French sportswear company famous for its alligator logo, has been snapped up by Maus Frères, the Swiss company,...

    32. November 2, 2012

      Falling out of love with America

      When I went to study in the US in 1993, I did what we members of the “transatlantic generation” were supposed to do: I fell...

    33. FT Alphaville

      October 20, 2012

      Veolia, Suez and the dirty business of denials

      Big news in RAW sewage this Saturday evening. PARIS | Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:33pm BST (Reuters) – Veolia Environnement and Suez...

    34. October 17, 2012

      Cameron fights to defend City

      David Cameron will on Thursday continue his fight to prevent the City from falling under the sway of a new eurozone banking...

    35. October 17, 2012

      Hollande voices frustration over crisis

      François Hollande has called for swift implementation of measures to stem the eurozone crisis, signalling France’s growing...

    36. September 26, 2012

      L’Oréal chief hits out at 75% income tax

      France will find it “almost impossible” to hire top talent if the government goes ahead with plans to impose a 75 per cent...

    37. September 11, 2012

      Arnault move highlights Belgian links

      Albert Frère, the billionaire, is known as the most French of Belgian tycoons. Now his business partner, Bernard Arnault, is...

    38. September 9, 2012

      Hollande acts over wealth tax crisis

      Francois Hollande said on Sunday there would be “no exceptions” in the imposition of his incoming 75 per cent marginal tax...

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