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  • Market Not Concerned By French Politics: Pro   Monday, 6 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
    Market Not Concerned By French Politics: Pro

    Francois Mallet, managing director of Kepler Capital Markets, tells CNBC that the CAC has done well, up almost 20 percent in a year, which shows the French local concern is not the concern of the markets.

  • France Needs Business to Invest: Pro   Monday, 6 May 2013 | 1:45 AM ET
     France Needs Business to Invest: Pro

    Ludovic Subran, chief economist at Euler Hermes, tells CNBC the problem in France is a lack of investment in the economy which then translates into a lack of jobs.

  • Economist Slams Hollande's 'Nonsense' Tax Policies

    Eric Chaney, chief economist at AXA Group, tells CNBC that the decisions taken by the Hollande government have been 'all wrong' for the French economy.

  • Italy's Letta Wins French Backing for Focus on Growth Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:08 AM ET

    Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta won French backing on Wednesday for calls to spur economic growth alongside budget rigor.

  • Italian Bond Yields Could Be Poised on Precipice Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 9:34 AM ET
    Victor Emmanuel II Monument in Rome, Italy.

    Italian bond yields broke below the 4 percent level on Monday and remain at record lows, but analysts warn the country's borrowing rate is poised on a fragile tipping point, after Prime Minister Enrico Letta’s maiden speech divided market opinion.

  • French Socialists Call Merkel 'Self-Centered' Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | 12:31 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks in front of a flag of the European Union

    French Socialist Party is pressing President Francois Hollande to toughen his stance towards German Chancellor Angela Merkel who it describes as "self-centered."

  • French Politicians Must Open Their Eyes: CEO   Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:45 AM ET
    French Politicians Must Open Their Eyes: CEO

    Bernard Charles, CEO of Dassault Systèmes, tells CNBC that it is a reality that conditions in France are not good for entrepreneurs.

  • After Scandal, France Pushes Wealth-Disclosure Law Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 5:09 PM ET
    French President Francois Hollande

    Stung by revelations about his ex-budget minister's Swiss bank account, French President Francois Hollande pushed legislation aimed at making elected officials disclose their wealth.

  • Merkel: Austerity Makes It Sound ‘Truly Evil’ Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 4:02 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks in front of a flag of the European Union

    Angela Merkel tried to contain her irritation when asked this week whether southern European countries could take much more German-ordered austerity.

  • Francois Hollande's Camel Eaten in Timbuktu   Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 1:44 AM ET
    Things Get Worse for Francois Hollande...

    A new camel will be offered by the Malian authorities to French president Francois Hollande after an original gift was mistakenly eaten.

  • Airbus Beats Boeing to Top Spot in Jet Orders Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    Airbus

    Airbus recaptured the aircraft industry's top spot in the first quarter as U.S. rival Boeing fell behind on orders and grappled with the grounding of its newest jet.

  • Hollande Promises Change After Minister Probed Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:04 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande.

    French President Francois Hollande announced new measures to prevent corruption in public office after a former budget minister was investigated for tax evasion.

  • 75% Wealth Tax for French Companies Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 3:57 AM ET
    Mittal and Hollande in ‘Blackmail’ Talks

    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
    greece financial crisis--1922986959_v2.jpg

    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
    Euro Zone Crisis Straining Hollande and Merkel’s Unity

    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.