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France and Germany to present euro zone budget plans on Monday- sources

16 Nov 2018

PARIS France and Germany will lay out plans on Monday for a limited joint euro zone budget focused, for now, solely on financing investment, French Finance Ministry sources said on Friday.

EU's Malmstrom urges China to help reform WTO or risk U.S. exit

16 Nov 2018

PARIS China must make concessions in negotiating reform of the World Trade Organization or risk seeing the United States turning its back on the current system, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told a conference in Paris on Friday.

France presses Germany on proposals for euro zone's future

09 Nov 2018

PARIS Germany must decide in the coming weeks on French proposals to advance the integration of the euro zone, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-French business investment to rebound next year - survey

08 Nov 2018

* JP Morgan CEO optimistic on French investment (Adds more details and quotes from JPMorgan CEO)

French growth recovers in third quarter, but slowly

30 Oct 2018

PARIS French economic growth picked up by less than expected in the three months to September despite a rebound in consumer spending, official data showed on Tuesday, putting pressure on the government's full year growth forecast.

Beyond the setbacks, Macron's reform push begins to pay off

19 Oct 2018

PARIS While France has experienced political turbulence and disappointing economic data in recent months, beneath the surface are signs of deeper change that suggest President Emmanuel Macron's reform drive is starting to bear fruit.

Dassault says it picked Reliance of its own will for Rafale contract

11 Oct 2018

NEW DELHI/PARIS Dassault Aviation said it picked India's Reliance Defence as a partner for a big military combat deal on its own, countering a French online media report that said the Indian government insisted on the firm as a condition of the contract.

Italien will mehr Schulden machen - EU und Börse alarmiert

28 Sep 2018

Rom/Brüssel/Frankfurt Italien macht im nächsten Jahr entgegen vorheriger Zusagen deutlich mehr Schulden.

"Sceptical" French must be patient on reforms - finance minister

26 Sep 2018

PARIS French voters growing restless to see the fruits of President Emmanuel Macron's reform drive will need to wait at least another year for the full impact, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said.

France's 2019 budget to ease tax burden on households, firms

24 Sep 2018

PARIS France will reduce the tax burden on households and companies by nearly 25 billion euros (22.4 billion pounds) next year, the government said in its 2019 budget bill, pushing the deficit up towards an EU cap as the economy fails to gain pace.

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