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French jobless rate falls to near ten-year low

14 Feb 2019

PARIS France's unemployment rate fell unexpectedly at the end of last year to its lowest level since the start of 2009, official data showed on Thursday, offering President Emmanuel Macron some relief on the economics front.

Wo Paris und Berlin beim EU-Wettbewerbsrecht Reformen wollen

12 Feb 2019

Berlin/Paris/Brüssel Das Veto der EU-Kommission gegen die deutsch-französische Zugfusion von Siemens und Alstom ruft die Regierungen in Berlin und Paris auf den Plan.

RPT-EXPLAINER-Germany, France face hurdles in push to rewrite EU antitrust rules

11 Feb 2019

BRUSSELS/BERLIN/PARIS, Feb 8 Germany and France want to overhaul EU mergers rules following the European Commission's veto of efforts by Siemens and Alstom to create a European rail champion to compete with larger foreign rivals.

Explainer: Germany, France face hurdles in push to rewrite EU antitrust rules

08 Feb 2019

BRUSSELS/BERLIN/PARIS Germany and France want to overhaul EU mergers rules following the European Commission's veto of efforts by Siemens and Alstom to create a European rail champion to compete with larger foreign rivals.

U.S. corporate enthusiasm for France cools, survey shows

05 Feb 2019

PARIS A dimming economic outlook and massive street protests against President Emmanuel Macron have made France less attractive for U.S. companies with investments in the country, a survey showed.

French economy ended 2018 on a firmer footing than feared

30 Jan 2019

PARIS The French economy finished 2018 on a firmer footing than expected even after violent "yellow vest" protests that hit retailers especially, but growth still fell short of the government's target for the full year.

As dismal data flows, ECB policymakers promise caution

25 Jan 2019

PARIS/FRANKFURT European Central Bank policymakers promised on Friday to tread carefully in removing stimulus any further, just as two fresh surveys pointed to an even bigger-than-projected slowdown in the euro zone's growth.

France, Germany step up pressure over Alstom-Siemens deal

21 Jan 2019

PARIS France and Germany raised pressure on the European Union's competition chief to approve the merger of Alstom and Siemens' rail businesses, warning that thwarting the proposed European champion would be a strategic error.

Explainer - 'Yellow vest' crisis exposes limits of French welfare system

18 Jan 2019

PARIS France's "yellow vest" protests have exposed a deep-rooted belief that society is not working for large swathes of the French population, especially outside major cities.

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