France

Vinci shares tumble as builder forecasts 2014 slowdown

PARIS - Europe's biggest construction and concessions company, Vinci , warned it expected business to slow down this year because of falling orders in its home market France, sending its shares down more than 8 percent on Friday.

Braving weak French economy, investors pile into its property 31 Jul 2014

PARIS - Undeterred by a stagnant local economy and falling rents, yield-starved investors are pouring capital into France's commercial real estate market at the fastest rate since the start of the financial crisis.

Photo

BNP clients shrug off sanctions-busting as fine delivers Quarter2 loss 31 Jul 2014

PARIS - BNP Paribas' capital markets business grew by a fifth in the second quarter - a signal clients have shrugged off the U.S. sanctions busting affair that pushed France's biggest bank to a second-quarter loss.

Photo

France names ex-finance minister Moscovici as EU commissioner candidate 29 Jul 2014

PARIS - President Francois Hollande formally proposed his former finance minister Pierre Moscovici on Tuesday to be France's representative in the next European Commission which takes office later this year.

French regulator rejects applications for free TV channels 29 Jul 2014

PARIS - France's broadcast regulator has rejected applications from TF1, M6 and Vivendi's Canal+ to shift three of their respective pay-television channels to free-to-air, dealing a setback to the companies and their staff.

Photo

France to earmark 10 billion euros of funding to promote renewable energy use 29 Jul 2014

PARIS - France will mobilise about 10 billion euros (£7.92 billion) for a package of tax breaks, low-cost loans and bonuses to boost investment in renewable energy and cut the country's oil and gas bill, Energy Minister Segolene Royal said on Tuesday.

"Sick man" France offers healthier outlook for staffing firms 29 Jul 2014

LONDON - Despite high unemployment, weak economic growth and complex labour laws, France is offering an unlikely glimmer of hope to beaten-down staff recruitment firms such as Adecco and Randstad .

"Sick man" France offers healthier outlook for staffing firms 29 Jul 2014

LONDON - Despite high unemployment, weak economic growth and complex labour laws, France is offering an unlikely glimmer of hope to beaten-down staff recruitment firms such as Adecco and Randstad .

France offers asylum to Mosul's Christians 28 Jul 2014

PARIS - France said on Monday it was ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by the al Qaeda offshoot group now ruling the region to either convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death.

Thousands march in French city of Marseille in support of Israel 27 Jul 2014

MARSEILLE France - Thousands took to the streets of Marseille in the south of France on Sunday to show their support for Israel, the first such demonstration in the country since the start of the recent fighting in Gaza, organisers said.