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    1. June 16, 2013

      French companies adopt ‘say on pay’ to avert legislation

      French companies, under pressure from the Socialist government, have agreed a new set of corporate governance rules...

    2. January 11, 2013

      Hollande hails labour market reform deal

      French employers and trade unions have agreed a breakthrough deal on reforms of the country’s rigid labour regime, handing a...

    1. October 4, 2012

      France’s Hollande in flap over ‘pigeons’

      France’s Socialist government has been forced into retreat by an online revolt by entrepreneurs and investors against its...

    2. September 14, 2012

      Hollande rejects shale gas fracking

      François Hollande has slammed the door on the exploitation of France’s big oil and shale gas deposits using “hydraulic...

    3. August 30, 2012

      Hollande seeks to win over business

      The debate among hundreds of French employers gathered for their annual “summer university” this week has had a distinctly...

    4. June 26, 2012

      French government raises minimum wage

      France’s Socialist government announced the first real-terms increase in the minimum wage for six years on Tuesday, but...

    5. June 19, 2012

      French business frustration boils over

      When David Cameron, Britain’s conservative prime minister, was relayed on French radio news programmes on Tuesday morning...

    6. June 19, 2012

      French business takes aim at Hollande tax plans

      French business has strongly attacked the new Socialist government’s plans to raise taxes and impose other restrictions on...

    7. June 6, 2012

      Hollande restores right to retire at 60

      France’s new socialist government moved to cut the minimum retirement age for thousands of French workers on Wednesday,...

    8. May 29, 2012

      Hollande government confronts grim outlook

      France’s new socialist government sat down with trade unions and employers for the first time on Tuesday, facing the...

    9. April 25, 2012

      French business wary of Hollande victory

      When Laurence Parisot, head of the French employers’ union, last month praised President Nicolas Sarkozy for his...

    10. March 5, 2012

      France shows the way in placing more women on boards

      From Ms Laurence Parisot. Sir, It’s about time that European companies revealed their targets for women in senior roles...

    11. February 14, 2012

      French business seeks radical reforms

      French business has laid out a radical manifesto for the looming presidential election, calling for a fully federal “United...

    12. November 15, 2011

      Sarkozy to tackle French labour costs

      President Nicolas Sarkozy announced a review of the funding of France’s social welfare system on Tuesday, saying the heavy...

    13. November 15, 2011

      Q&A: Laurence Parisot, president of Medef

      Laurence Parisot has been the president of Medef, the French employers’ union, since 2005. She holds a master’s degree in...

    14. October 30, 2011

      Business to press for G20 unity

      Business leaders from the world’s leading economies are set to press for firm action on growth, trade and social issues at...

    15. October 7, 2011

      Businesses urge quantum leap to beat crisis

      Business leaders in the three largest eurozone states have appealed to their governments to make a “quantum leap” to tackle...

    16. FT Alphaville

      May 17, 2011

      Strauss-Kahn faces pressure to quit

      Senior European officials on Tuesday called on Dominique Strauss-Kahn to quit as head of the International Monetary Fund...

    17. May 17, 2011

      Strauss-Kahn faces pressure to quit

      Senior European officials on Tuesday called on Dominique Strauss-Kahn to quit as head of the International Monetary Fund...

    18. May 11, 2011

      Borders as the final frontier

      Multinational companies are used to pondering whether to shift their headquarters from one country to another. Rarely do...

    19. April 12, 2011

      French unions criticise Renault actions

      Two French union leaders have said the steps taken by Renault do not go far enough, after the French carmaker announced the...

    20. March 2, 2011

      Lombard forced to depart France Telecom

      Didier Lombard, the former France Telecom chairman who was forced to step down after a wave of suicides, was compelled on...

    21. February 14, 2011

      If persuasion doesn’t work, legislation will be inevitable

      From Ms Laurence Parisot. Sir, We welcome the FT’s belief that voluntary targets for female board representation (“Women at...

    22. June 15, 2010

      Business chiefs condemn bank capital plans

      Business leaders in France and Germany are sounding the alarm over plans to force banks to hold more capital to cover...

    23. June 14, 2010

      Business leaders attack bank capital plans

      Business leaders in France and Germany are sounding the alarm over plans to force banks to hold more capital to cover...

    24. April 29, 2010

      Do not forget the critical supply of finance needed by smaller companies

      From Ms Laurence Parisot. Sir, What do grapes and potatoes have in common with banking regulation? Potentially too much,...

    25. May 14, 2009

      Evidence on profit sharing undermines Sarkozy's populist mandate

      Laurence Parisot, head of Medef, France's employers federation, declared the demise this week of one of Nicolas Sarkozy's...

    26. May 14, 2009

      Profit-sharing data undermine Sarkozy's populist mandate

      Laurence Parisot, head of Medef, France's employers federation, declared the demise this week of one of Nicolas Sarkozy's...

    27. May 13, 2009

      Sarkozy’s populist mandate undermined

      Laurence Parisot, head of Medef, France’s employer’s federation, declared the demise this week of one of Nicolas Sarkozy’s...

    28. March 26, 2009

      Clash in Paris on executive pay curbs

      France's finance minister yesterday warned against hasty rules to curb excessive executive pay as Nicolas Sarkozy, the...

    29. March 25, 2009

      Clash in Paris on executive pay curbs

      France’s finance minister on Wednesday warned against hasty rules to curb excessive executive pay as President Nicolas...

    30. November 28, 2008

      Sino-French rift sparks business fears

      Business leaders expressed concern yesterday that French commercial interests could be harmed by fresh tensions between...

    31. November 28, 2008

      France to underpin credit insurance

      The French government yesterday unveiled plans to underwrite €5bn ($6bn) of credit insurance for risky companies in a bid...

    32. November 26, 2008

      Business fears over Chinese-French rift

      Business leaders expressed concern on Thursday that French commercial interests in China could be harmed in the wake of the...

    33. November 25, 2008

      Refusing to raise the white flag

      The mood was far from defeatist at Richard Lambert's CBI conference at the Park Lane Hilton, boasting the strongest series...

    34. October 18, 2008

      Business pleads for faith in free markets

      Leaders of the international business community urged politicians yesterday not to abandon the free market as the world's...

    35. October 17, 2008

      Plea to safeguard free trade

      Leaders of the international business community urged politicians on Friday not to abandon the free market as the world’s...

    36. September 12, 2008

      Elysée retreats on security

      Civil rights groups scored a rare victory in France this week when the government agreed to rethink a plan to allow...

    37. September 11, 2008

      Paris retreats on security database

      French civil rights groups scored a rare victory this week when the government agreed to rethink a plan to allow security...

    38. April 17, 2008

      Patronage at work? How a scandal could lead to labour reform in France

      Dominique de la Lande de Calan is no ordinary French aristocrat. Once a champion parachutist, he boasts that he was the...

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