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  • BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, Dec 15- Greece snubbed its international lenders and legislated plans on Thursday to give pensioners a one-off Christmas bonus despite misgivings from creditors in a standoff over the country's third bailout. Lenders on Wednesday said they were suspending a deal clinched earlier this month to offer Greece short-term debt relief after...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 15- Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Thursday he considers Mediaset and the telecommunications sector as important and will monitor it against hostile takeovers, but this should not be interpreted as an undue interference. Earlier on Thursday France's Vivendi SA said it had reached its initial goal of amassing a 20 percent stake...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 15- Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Thursday he considers Mediaset and the telecommunications sector as important and will monitor it against hostile takeovers, but this should not be interpreted as an undue interference. Earlier on Thursday France's Vivendi said it had reached its initial goal of amassing a 20 percent stake in...

  • PARIS, Dec 8- A former minister who led a French government crackdown on tax evasion was sentenced to three years in jail on Thursday for hiding an offshore bank account of his own, in a scandal that deeply embarrassed President Francois Hollande. A Paris court found Jerome Cahuzac, a cosmetic surgeon by trade who was made budget minister when Hollande won power in...

  • PARIS, Dec 8- A former minister who led a French government crackdown on tax evasion was sentenced to three years in jail on Thursday for hiding an offshore bank account of his own, in a scandal that deeply embarrassed President Francois Hollande. A Paris court found Jerome Cahuzac, a cosmetic surgeon by trade who was made budget minister when Hollande won power in...

  • *Anti-establishment 5- Star Movement wants 2017 poll. Italy's largely ceremonial head of state, President Sergio Mattarella, told the prime minister to stay on until parliament had approved the 2017 budget. The referendum, intended to change rules to make Italy more governable, was opposed by right-wing and populist parties, including groups that want Italy...

  • *Anti-establishment 5- Star Movement wants 2017 poll. ROME, Dec 5- Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to resign on Monday after suffering a resounding defeat in a referendum over constitutional reform, leaving the euro zone's third-largest economy in political limbo. It is a dramatic loss for Italy's youngest premier, who had been feted around the world...

  • *Anti-establishment 5- Star Movement wants 2017 poll. Renzi's emotional, midnight resignation announcement sent the euro lower and jolted stock and bond markets on concerns that early elections could follow, possibly paving the way for an anti-euro party, the 5- Star Movement, to come to power. Financial markets bounced back later in the morning as European...

  • *French vote seen as big test, Italy a warning for Fillon. BERLIN, Dec 5- The resounding "no" from Italian voters to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's referendum on constitutional reform was not a rejection of the European Union and its single currency, as jubilant populists from across the bloc claimed on Monday. But the vote, which pushes Renzi out of office, does...

  • *Anti-establishment 5- Star Movement wants 2017 poll. Renzi's emotional, midnight resignation announcement sent the euro lower and jolted stock and bond markets on concerns that early elections could follow, possibly paving the way for an anti-euro party, the 5- Star Movement, to come to power. Even Italy's fragile bank sector, which is looking to raise around...

  • *Anti-establishment 5- Star Movement urges early vote. The euro briefly tumbled overnight to 20- month lows against the dollar, as markets worried that instability could reignite an EU debt crisis and deal a hammer blow to Italy's fragile banking sector, especially the troubled Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena. Yields on Italy's benchmark 10- year bond soared...

  • *Foreign investors bought 1.2 trln yen of Japan stocks in 3 weeks. "The biggest beneficiary of this election is the Japanese market," said Jonathan Steinberg, chief executive officer of U.S. asset manager WisdomTree, which manages $38 billion, of which $8 billion is invested in Japan. "The world outside of Japan is understanding that they need to buy Japan, with the...

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets France's President Francois Hollande, (2nd R) U.S. President Barack Obama, Prime Minister of Great Britain David Cameron (L) and Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi (R) at Schloss Herrenhausen palace on April 25, 2016 in Hanover, Germany.

    Back in April, leaders of the G-5 sat down for a round-table discussion at a summit. Only one of them looks set to stay in politics.

  • *Foreign investors bought 1.2 trln yen of Japan stocks in 3 weeks. "The biggest beneficiary of this election is the Japanese market," said Jonathan Steinberg, chief executive officer of U.S. asset manager WisdomTree, which manages $38 billion, of which $8 billion is invested in Japan. "The world outside of Japan is understanding that they need to buy Japan, with the...

  • PARIS, Dec 4- French voters elected Francois Hollande in 2012 on promises to fix the floundering economy. Once in office, Hollande hiked taxes on households by more than 50 billion euros- 2.5 percent of GDP- inadvertently snuffing out a nascent recovery in a move most economists now consider a mistake. Now with France having the highest tax burden in Europe at 47.9...

  • PARIS, Dec 4- French voters elected Francois Hollande in 2012 on promises to fix the floundering economy. Once in office, Hollande hiked taxes on households by more than 50 billion euros- 2.5 percent of GDP- inadvertently snuffing out a nascent recovery in a move most economists now consider a mistake. Now with France having the highest tax burden in Europe at 47.9...

  • French President Francois Hollande speaks to journalists at the Prefectoral Palace the day after the Bastille Day truck attack, in Nice, France, July 15, 2016.

    European bourses closed lower Friday as political uncertainty in Italy and France intensified and investors eyed key economic data.

  • French President Francois Hollande waits for a guest on the steps of the Elysee Palace after a meeting in Paris, September 9, 2014.

    Hollande’s surprise announcement has increased political volatility in the second largest euro economy.

  • ‘Poor economic results’ weighed on Hollande’s reputation

    CEVIPOF Research Fellow, Bruno Cautrès, talks about the lack of popularity for the French president following the leader’s decision to not seek re-election.

  • ‘Extremely difficult election’ for the French Left: Pro

    CEVIPOF Research Fellow, Bruno Cautrès, talks about how French President Francois Hollande’s decision not to seek re-election will affect the upcoming election.