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OECD trims economic outlook over trade and emerging market woes

1:41pm BST

PARIS Global economic growth has peaked in the face of rising trade frictions and emerging market turbulence, the OECD said on Thursday, as it trimmed its earlier outlook. | Video

OECD trims economic outlook over trade and emerging market woes

1:41pm BST

PARIS Global economic growth has peaked out in the face of rising trade frictions and emerging market turbulence, the OECD said on Thursday, trimming its earlier outlook. | Video

Macron eyes purchasing power boost to ease reform fatigue

17 Sep 2018

PARIS With his popularity ratings in freefall, French President Emmanuel Macron is counting on a rebound in family purchasing power to keep voters from turning against his reforms.

French central bank trims growth outlook

14 Sep 2018

PARIS France's economy is set to grow 1.6 percent annually through to 2020 as unemployment steadily falls, the central bank forecast on Friday, trimming slightly its previous growth outlook.

Germany cautious on EU tech tax as France adds 'sunset clause'

08 Sep 2018

VIENNA A European Union tax overhaul to raise levies on large digital firms needs a thorough debate although an agreement could still be found by the end of the year, Germany's Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Saturday.

UPDATE 1-France to revamp La Poste via merger with insurer CNP

30 Aug 2018

PARIS, Aug 30 France is to create a state-owned bank and insurer focused on the country's rural areas by merging La Poste's banking arm with insurer CNP Assurances.

Macron targets French welfare spending as deficit pressure rises

26 Aug 2018

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron's government will tackle social spending in the next wave of its reforms as weaker than expected growth puts pressure on the budget deficit, the prime minister said on Sunday.

Europe poised for bumper Chinese tourism season

27 Jul 2018

PARIS The stars are aligning for a bumper year of Chinese tourism in Europe thanks to a growing taste for culture over shopping and fears of a cold reception in Donald Trump's America.

'I was weak link' for Macron's enemies to exploit, ex-bodyguard says

26 Jul 2018

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron's former senior bodyguard, fired for beating May Day protesters, said in a newspaper interview on Thursday that he had made a "big mistake" that had been exploited by his boss's enemies. | Video

Europe gives U.S.-EU trade reprieve a measured welcome

26 Jul 2018

BERLIN/PARIS Europe expressed relief on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump and the European Commission chief agreed to tackle their transatlantic trade row, although France cautioned that any deal must be limited and benefit both sides.

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