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French industry morale at 4 1/2-year low as trade tensions bite

2:09pm IST

PARIS French industry morale fell unexpectedly in October to its lowest level since early 2015 as France and its European partners became the latest target of U.S. trade actions, a monthly survey showed on Wednesday.

France urges EU tax on airplane and ship fuel

15 Oct 2019

PARIS France wants the European Union to work on creating a tax on airplane and ship fuels as part of a push to rein in carbon emissions, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-ECB needs to turn the page on September meeting, Villeroy says

11 Oct 2019

PARIS, Oct 11 ECB policymakers need to put their most recent meeting behind them and move on, ECB governing board member Francois Villeroy de Galhau told Reuters on Friday as divisions over a key decision linger.

Multinationals risk heftier tax hit in biggest overhaul for decades

09 Oct 2019

PARIS Governments will get more power to tax big multinationals like Google, Apple and Facebook doing business in their countries under a proposed overhaul of decades-old rules.

UPDATE 1-French banks lowering mortgage lending standards - financial watchdog

01 Oct 2019

* Low rates squeezing banks' lending margins (Adds details, quotes)

UPDATE 1-France to raise bond issuance in 2020 on higher redemptions

27 Sep 2019

PARIS, Sept 27 France will raise the amount of bonds it issues next year compared to this year as higher redemptions offset a smaller deficit, the public debt management agency said on Friday.

France urges Germany to follow its example with budget stimulus

27 Sep 2019

PARIS France will cut taxes by more than 10 billion euros ($10.9 billion) next year and Germany should follow Paris' footsteps with fiscal stimulus to revive its flagging economy, France's finance minister said on Thursday.

France's Macron to offer new tax cuts in 2020 budget

25 Sep 2019

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron's government will offer French taxpayers new tax cuts on Friday in its 2020 budget, as he seeks to quell any future unrest that could derail his economic reforms.

UPDATE 2-ECB bond buys unnecessary for now: Villeroy

24 Sep 2019

PARIS, Sept 23 The European Central Bank's new bond purchase scheme is unnecessary, French central bank chief Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Tuesday, joining a chorus of public criticism of the programme.

OECD cuts growth outlook to post-crisis low

20 Sep 2019

PARIS The trade war between the United States and China has plunged global growth to its lowest levels in a decade, the OECD said on Thursday as it slashed its forecasts. | Video

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