PARIS - France's central bank forecast meagre first-quarter economic growth on Monday, while the country's statistics office said industrial output began the year on a weak footing due to a slowdown in energy production.
PARIS - France will use a seven-billion-euro "precautionary" reserve fund to ensure it hits its target of narrowing its public deficit to within targets agreed with the European Union, Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said.
PARIS - France's air accident board, which led a three-year investigation into the 2009 loss of an Air France jet in the Atlantic, has offered to help Malaysia and Vietnam with the recovery of a missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
PARIS - France's Bouygues Telecom has agreed to sell its mobile network and much of its spectrum to smaller rival Iliad as a way to head off competition regulators' concerns about its pending bid for Vivendi's SFR.
PARIS - France expressed optimism on Friday over its ties with China in nuclear energy and aerospace in a sign of possible business deals when China's Xi Jinping makes his first trip as president to Europe in late March.
PARIS/TOKYO - Japanese retailer Aeon denied a newspaper report that it was in talks with India's Bharti Group to set up a retail joint venture in India, while France's Carrefour declined to comment on whether it was also talking to Bharti.
PARIS - France's foreign minister said on Friday that if a first round of sanctions did not succeed against Russia in the wake of its military intervention in Ukraine, a second could follow, targeting Russian businesses and people close to President Vladimir Putin.
PARIS - France is facing pressure to deliver on long-promised, deep budget savings in the next couple of weeks to keep the increasingly strained faith of its EU partners, bond markets and ratings agencies.
PARIS - BNP Paribas , France's biggest bank, has suspended its head of spot currency trading as part of a long-running global investigation into possible currency market manipulation, the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.
PARIS - Orange shares jumped to a four-month high on Thursday after France's largest telecom operator forecast stable margins this year and higher core profit than analysts were expecting.
The criminal complaint against Ross William Ulbricht, known as "Dread Pirate Roberts."