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  • 75% Wealth Tax for French Companies Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 3:57 AM ET

    Francois Hollande declared that companies would have to pay a 75 percent tax on salaries over a million euros after his plan for a "super-tax" on individuals was knocked down.

  • French Budget Minister in Tax Fraud Probe Resigns Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 2:46 PM ET
    Jerome Cahuzac

    French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac has resigned after being implicated in a tax fraud investigation.

  • Airbus sells 234 planes to Idonesian Lion Air, poaching one of Boeing's fastest growing customers.

  • Concern is mounting that Germany is drifting apart from other countries at the core of the single currency bloc, notably France.

  • Thousands of Greeks Rally in Anti-Austerity Strike Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Athens on Wednesday during a nationwide strike against wage cuts and high taxes that kept ferries stuck in ports, schools shut and hospitals with only emergency staff.

  • Britain's Cameron in India Amid Graft Scandal Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 12:52 AM ET
    David Cameron

    British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in India on Monday to try to win new investment in the face of fierce global competition.

  • France's Push for Growth Hits German Wall Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 9:30 AM ET

    French efforts to divert Europe from economic austerity have foundered twice in a week due to German resistance, underlining a growing policy divide that is hobbling the core partnership.

  • EU Leaders Strike Deal on Long Term Budget Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    European Union leaders reached agreement on the first ever cut in their common budget on Friday after 24 hours of talks, seeking to placate millions at home struggling through government cutbacks and recession.

  • Google is to pay 60 million euros into a special fund to help French media develop their presence on the Internet.

  • Algeria Expects Heavy Hostage Toll From Siege Sunday, 20 Jan 2013 | 10:30 AM ET
    Algerian policemen stop cars at a checkpoint in In Amenas, deep in the Sahara near the Libyan border.

    Algeria said on Sunday it expected heavy hostage casualties after its troops ended a desert siege, but Western governments warned against criticizing tactics used by their vital ally in the struggle with Islamists across the Sahara.

  • No Quick Fix in Mali: Expert  Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Manji Cheto, West African analyst, tells CNBC that France's aim to be out of Mali in a matter of weeks is extremely unrealistic.

  • France Cannot Avoid Reform: SocGen CEO  Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 1:40 AM ET
  • Hollande Unveils Softened French Bank Reform Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 1:36 AM ET
    France Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici

    France unveiled a long-awaited bank reform, hailing it as a model for the rest of Europe even as critics said it fell short of President Francois Hollande's campaign pledge to get tough with the financial sector.

  • Actor Depardieu: Success Being Punished in France Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 1:11 AM ET
    French actor Gerard Depardieu

    The French actor, accused by French government leaders of being "pathetic" and unpatriotic in trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Belgium, has hit back at politicians.

  • Europe's Leaders Promise Further Steps to Quell Crisis Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 10:46 PM ET

    Europe's leaders agreed to press on with further steps to shore up their finances and sustain momentum in tackling the debt crisis on Friday, a day after clinching a deal on banking supervision and approving long-delayed aid to Greece.

  • Actor Depardieu's Belgium Move 'Pathetic:' French PM Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:02 AM ET
    A photo taken on December 10, 2012 shows a house in the Belgian village of Nechin near Estaimpuis allegedly bought by French actor Gerard Depardieu.

    Actor Gerard Depardieu's decision to establish residency in Belgium, which does not have a wealth tax, by buying a house just over the border with France, is "pathetic" and unpatriotic, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Wednesday.

  • France's Fiscal Cliff Is a Mountain: PPR CEO  Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 2:50 AM ET

    Francois Henri-Pinault the CEO of luxury retail company, PPR spoke to CNBC's Maria Bartiromo about the US fiscal cliff and about the business and economic climate in France.

  • Shareholders Clinch Pact to Overhaul EADS Ownership Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 1:22 AM ET

    The accord to wind down a Franco-German power-sharing pact came weeks after talks broke down to merge the group with UK arms firm BAE Systems, taking advantage of the groundwork for the failed $45 billion deal.

  • Japan-Style 'Lost Decade' Still Looms for Euro Zone Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    The currency area's escape route hinges more on the pace of expansion in the United States and China, lifting the world economy, than on the policy mix in Europe, which will continue to favour austerity over growth in 2013.

  • French Jobless Total Hits 14-Year High Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 3:58 AM ET

    The number of people out of work in France soared again in October to hit its highest level in 14-and-a-half years, piling pressure on Socialist President Francois Hollande who has promised to halt the relentless rise by the end of 2013.