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France to impose digital tax this year regardless of any new international levy

14 May 2020

PARIS France will tax big digital businesses this year whether there is progress or not towards an international deal on a levy, its finance minister said on Thursday, adding such a tax had never been more legitimate or more necessary.

France to impose digital tax this year regardless of any new international levy

14 May 2020

PARIS France will tax big digital businesses this year whether there is progress or not towards an international deal on a levy, its finance minister said on Thursday, adding such a tax had never been more legitimate or more necessary.

'Nowcasting' the economy: how pandemic forced French forecasters to get real

06 May 2020

PARIS What do you do when you need to gauge the depth of an economic slump, so that you can make rapid crisis calls in real-time, when all the usual indicators lag reality by weeks and the whole country is in lockdown?

Coronavirus plunges French economy into worst post-war slump

30 Apr 2020

PARIS France suffered its sharpest economic contraction since records began in 1949 in the first quarter, as a coronavirus lockdown from mid-March left shops shuttered and consumers hunkered down at home, data showed on Thursday.

Fearing new virus wave, France refines end of lockdown plans

23 Apr 2020

PARIS France offered retailers some relief on Thursday, saying it wanted them to reopen when a nationwide lockdown ends on May 11, though some curbs could remain in certain areas to delay a new wave of the coronavirus. | Video

Global creditors agree on debt relief for poor countries hit by pandemic

15 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON/PARIS Major international creditors will relieve the world's poorest countries of debt payments this year to help them deal with the coronavirus pandemic that has sparked the steepest downturn in the global economy since the 1930s, France announced on Tuesday.

Top creditors to suspend poorest countries' debt payments: France

14 Apr 2020

PARIS Major international creditors have agreed to suspend debt payments owed by the poorest countries this year, throwing a financial lifeline to help them cope with the coronavirus crisis, France's finance minister said on Tuesday.

Global creditors agree debt relief for poor countries hit by pandemic

14 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON/PARIS Major international creditors will suspend debt payments this year for the world's poorest countries, who will be hit hardest by the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic that has sparked the steepest downturn in the global economy since the 1930s.

French economy to contract 8% this year as lockdown extended: minister

14 Apr 2020

PARIS The French government on Tuesday scrapped its days-old economic outlook after President Emmanuel Macron extended a national lockdown, shutting down swathes of the euro zone's second-biggest economy.

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