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  1. September 14, 2014

    Air France pilots set to strike on Monday over pay

    Air France pilots will begin the airline’s most disruptive strike in 16 years on Monday after talks with the management at...

  2. September 14, 2014

    Hollande confronts mounting sense of crisis in France

    French president François Hollande is to host an international conference on Iraq in Paris on Monday in a welcome break from...

  1. September 4, 2014

    France links Russian warship delivery to Ukraine peace deal

    France has stressed it could resume the suspended supply of a warship to Russia within weeks if Moscow backs moves to...

  2. August 31, 2014

    French prime minister Manuel Valls appeals for party unity

    French prime minister Manuel Valls has launched a strong appeal to the ruling Socialist party to rally behind President...

  3. August 29, 2014

    France: Rock bottom

    A desolate image broadcast live this week to a French public that has all but despaired of his presidency summed up the...

  4. August 28, 2014

    Bouygues warns sales will fall due to public sector slowdown in France

    Bouygues said that sales would fall this year as the French construction, media and telecoms conglomerate reported a 61 per...

  5. August 27, 2014

    Emmanuel Macron symbolises Hollande’s bet on economic reforms

    Emmanuel Macron, France’s precocious new economy minister, was full of praise for his ousted predecessor when he formally...

  6. August 26, 2014

    Hollande replaces firebrand economy minister with former banker

    President François Hollande has unveiled a rehashed Socialist government, stripped of leftwing dissidents, charged with...

  7. August 25, 2014

    After decades of stalling, a day of reckoning for France

    After two years of compromise, France’s President Normal has met his moment of truth. The stand-off between François...

  8. August 25, 2014

    Insurrection forces François Hollande to act

    François Hollande, a politician renowned for his caution, acted with uncharacteristic speed on Monday to shake up his...

  9. August 25, 2014

    François Hollande purges government after leftwing revolt

    François Hollande has purged his embattled Socialist government of leftwingers opposed to EU austerity after a revolt led by...

  10. August 24, 2014

    Slide in French construction highlights François Hollande’s woes

    François Hollande has promised to unveil measures this week to fire up France’s flatlining economy, including moves to...

  11. August 19, 2014

    François Hollande faces gloomy ‘rentrée’

    François Hollande will reconvene his cabinet on Wednesday after a holiday in the south of France, with ministers already...

  12. August 14, 2014

    Eurozone economy fails to grow in second quarter

    Eurozone’s struggle for growth The eurozone’s economic recovery has shuddered to a halt, bolstering calls for the European...

  13. August 14, 2014

    France warns on budget deficit target

    France has demanded more leniency from Brussels and Berlin on its austerity programme after figures showed it would badly...

  14. July 31, 2014

    Carrefour focus on French market boosts profits

    Carrefour showed signs that its back-to-basics strategy is paying off after first-half operating profit beat expectations....

  15. July 29, 2014

    A French revolution in work at O2

    When a study of companies that had created the most net private-sector jobs in France over the past five years was published...

  16. July 29, 2014

    Orange stabilises as cost-cutting efforts bear fruit

    Orange showed further signs of stabilising in the second quarter as cost-cutting and smaller revenue declines stemmed...

  17. July 24, 2014

    François Hollande’s mood frays over stalled economy

    François Hollande is known for his bonhomie, his wisecracks – and a relentless optimism in the face of adversity. But for...

  18. July 23, 2014

    François Hollande’s baby steps of reform in France

    No government, rocked by midterm electoral setbacks, finds it easy to press on with economic reforms that squeeze money from...

  19. July 14, 2014

    François Hollande pledges tax cuts to boost reforms

    François Hollande has promised tax cuts for “hundreds of thousands” of French taxpayers next year as he pledged to...

  20. July 11, 2014

    Fortunes of wealthiest French keep growing

    An annual survey of France’s 500 wealthiest individuals and families published this week showed their fortunes grew 15 per...

  21. July 7, 2014

    French fury and dollar dominance

    Ever since Valéry Giscard d’Estaing coined the term “exorbitant privilege” in the 1960s, French politicians have grumbled...

  22. July 7, 2014

    Hollande tackles labour market reform

    President François Hollande has opened a new front in his bid to deepen reforms of France’s sclerotic economy, seeking to...

  23. July 3, 2014

    France ready to sell corporate stakes to pay down debt

    France has signalled it is ready to sell some of the state’s €100bn corporate shareholdings in companies to help pay down...

  24. June 25, 2014

    France’s voice barely heard in debate on top EU job

    As Britain’s David Cameron and Germany’s Angela Merkel have wrangled publicly over whether Jean-Claude Juncker should head...

  25. June 22, 2014

    France seeks to shed reputation for rudeness to woo tourists

    Queueing to go up the Eiffel Tower with her husband and two children, Monica Krishan from Delhi pulls few punches about...

  26. June 19, 2014

    GE revises Alstom bid to appease Paris

    General Electric has revised its offer for French industrial champion Alstom in an attempt to appease government concerns...

  27. June 16, 2014

    Manuel Valls warns French left against blocking reform

    Manuel Valls, France’s socialist prime minister, has warned the French left that it “could die” if it does not embrace...

  28. June 11, 2014

    US Chamber of Commerce voices concern over potential BNP fine

    The US Chamber of Commerce, the powerful American business lobby, has voiced concern about the potential scale of a fine on...

  29. June 11, 2014

    French government unveils new cuts as rebels demand policy shift

    President François Hollande’s French government has pledged to press ahead with its commitment to reduce business costs and...

  30. June 5, 2014

    BNP Paribas stirs tensions between France and US

    Unusually sharp public exchanges between François Hollande and Barack Obama ahead of a gathering of world leaders in France...

  31. May 26, 2014

    Marine Le Pen sets her sights on France’s Elysée Palace

    It was no coincidence that Marine Le Pen celebrated the stunning victory won by her far-right National Front party in...

  32. May 21, 2014

    New French trains too big for stations

    French railway bosses have been forced to admit an embarrassing error that led to hundreds of new passenger trains ordered...

  33. May 20, 2014

    A recipe for French rebellion milked by Le Pen

    After spending most of his first two years in office presiding over a series of big tax increases, François Hollande is now...

  34. May 15, 2014

    Germany’s economy powers ahead as France and Italy fall behind

    Since the start of the year, officials have celebrated the eurozone’s return to growth, which they believe is finally...

  35. 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...

  36. May 14, 2014

    Orange to complain to regulators about Numericable-SFR deal

    Orange, France’s largest telecoms group, is to complain to the competition authorities about tax and regulatory concerns...

  37. May 12, 2014

    France resists pressure to scrap €1.2bn Russian ships deal

    France is pressing ahead with a €1.2bn sale of two helicopter assault ships to Russia, despite growing US pressure to stop...

  38. May 6, 2014

    François Hollande will not seek re-election unless economy mends

    French president François Hollande, suffering record low approval ratings, has declared he will not stand for re-election if...

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