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  • VALLETTA, Malta- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and Vice-President Vitor Constancio participate in an Informal ECOFIN meeting in Valletta. VALLETTA, Malta Official Council meetings of economic and financial affairs ministers. VALLETTA, Malta- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, chair of the supervisory board DaniEele Nouy and...

  • President Donald Trump (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shake hands during dinner at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017.

    Trump ordered the launch of 59 tomahawk cruise missiles against a Syria-government airfield on Thursday evening. CNBC takes a look at how the world reacted.

  • VALLETTA, Malta- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, chair of the supervisory board DaniEele Nouy and Vice-President Vitor Constancio participate in an informal ECOFIN meeting in Valletta. VALLETTA, Malta- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, chair of the supervisory board DaniEele Nouy and the ECB's executive board member Benoit...

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  • PRAGUE- Czech National Bank to publish the minutes from the March governing board meeting. CEBU, Philippines- Asean Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting. CEBU, Philippines- Asean Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting.

  • VALLETTA, Malta- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, chair of the supervisory board DaniEele Nouy and Vice-President Vitor Constancio participate in an informal ECOFIN meeting in Valletta. VALLETTA, Malta- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, chair of the supervisory board DaniEele Nouy and the ECB's executive board member Benoit...

  • PARIS, April 6- The board of French state-controlled utility EDF on Thursday chose not to vote on a motion that could have closed its ageing Fessenheim nuclear plant for good, meaning a 2012 election pledge by President Francois Hollande will not be met. Hollande had promised to end power production at France's oldest atomic plant by the end of his five-year term...

  • PARIS, April 5- French Energy Minister Segolene Royal warned EDF's board on Wednesday against trying to prevent the closure of France's oldest nuclear plant, as a long-running conflict between the state-controlled utility and the government comes to a head. Unions oppose the closure, saying it would cause job losses and France's hardline CGT trade union...

  • PARIS, April 5- France's hardline CGT trade union has called on workers' representatives on the board of state-controlled utility EDF to reject the shutdown of the Fessenheim nuclear plant, expected to be tabled during a meeting on Thursday. EDF has scheduled a board meeting for April 6 to decide on stopping Fessenheim, France's oldest nuclear plant.

  • PARIS, March 30- Malaysia, which wants to buy up to 18 combat planes in a deal potentially worth more than $2 billion, is now talking to only one supplier, France's Dassault Aviation, about its Rafale jets, the French government spokesman said on Thursday. A source in Malaysia's Defence Ministry said last week that the Rafale was emerging as the frontrunner in the...

  • PARIS, March 30- The head of the main French bosses' group expects an investment boost from the election of either Francois Fillon or Emmanuel Macron as president in May as companies with spending on hold for the result combine with a Brexit-led influx. "The election of Francois Fillon or Emmanuel Macron would be a motive to come to France, or to stay," he told Reuters...

  • PARIS, March 29- Indonesia has signed a letter of intent to buy Airbus A400M military aircraft, French President Francois Hollande's office said on Wednesday. The provisional agreement was signed during a visit to Indonesia by Hollande and covers an unspecified number of aircraft, according to a list of deals issued by his office. At present Indonesia operates...

  • PARIS, March 29- Indonesia has signed a letter of intent to buy Airbus A400M military aircraft, the office of French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday. The provisional agreement was signed during a visit by Hollande to Indonesia and covers an unspecified number of aircraft, according to a list of deals issued by his office. A previous deal to export...

  • French President Francois Hollande (C) with Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugam (L) and Wang Gungwu (R), chairman of the ISEAS Board of Trustees in Singapore on March 27, 2017

    French President Francois Hollande defended the importance of multilateralism as he warned against protectionism during a state visit to Singapore.

  • With a month to go until the French election, around four in 10 voters are hesitant about who to vote for, a poll said on Friday.

  • LANGKAWI, Malaysia, March 22- France's Rafale fighter jet is emerging as the frontrunner as Malaysia looks to replace its aging fleet of combat aircraft, a source in the Southeast Asian nation's defence ministry said on Wednesday, despite narrowing its defence spending this year. French President Francois Hollande was expected to make a pitch for the Rafale,...

  • LANGKAWI, Malaysia, March 22- France's Rafale fighter jet is emerging as the frontrunner as Malaysia looks to replace its aging fleet of combat aircraft, a source in the Southeast Asian nation's defense ministry said on Wednesday, despite narrowing its defense spending this year. French President Francois Hollande was expected to make a pitch for the Rafale,...

  • Centrist Emmanuel Macron's bid for power in France gathered pace on Tuesday when he won support from a junior minister in the Socialist government.

  • BERLIN, March 21- France must accelerate reforms and changes to tackle growing social and economic problems that are fuelling nationalism, populism and the rise of Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front, a top German official said on Tuesday. Macron, a former investment banker, vowed during a visit to Berlin last week to reform the French economy if...

  • *Far-right candidate Le Pen, centrist Macron in the lead. "You are failing by twisting the truth," Macron told Le Pen when she talked about a rise of radical Islam in France and said he was in favour of the burkini, a full-body swimsuit worn by some Muslim women that stirred much controversy in France last summer. Later in the debate, National Front leader Le Pen mocked...