PARIS, April 8- Things are changing in France's business world. But if you think that signals the end of the Gallic sneer at "Anglo-Saxon" ways- the free-market bent of the Americans and British- last week's promotion to economy minister for the interventionist Arnaud Montebourg is a reminder that laissez-faire government remains, in France, a linguistic irony.» Read More
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