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  • France Can’t Compete With Rest of Europe: WTO Chief Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 3:16 AM ET

    France is uncompetitive not only versus China, but against the rest of Europe, according to Pascal Lamy, director general of the World Trade Organization.

  • France and Germany Must Cooperate to Solve Crisis: WTO  Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 2:36 AM ET

    Pascal Lamy, director-general at the World Trade Organization, tells CNBC that Germany and France don't have the same problems but they have to work together to solve the euro zone crisis.

  • ANALYSIS-Euro zone ponders best path to "GEMU" Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 8:00 PM ET

    PARIS, Oct 29- In the rich lexicon of Brussels acronyms, a new treasure has entered the vocabulary since June: GEMU. It stands for Genuine Economic and Monetary Union, a term used in the conclusions of the last two European Union summits in a tacit acknowledgement that the single currency created by the 1992 Maastricht Treaty was flawed and woefully incomplete.

  • *Strong headwinds remain, with growing focus on France. BRUSSELS, Oct 30- Europe has won the immediate battle to save the euro, but the war to make the single currency sustainable in the long run has only just begun.

  • PARIS, Oct 26- Greece's opposition leader denounced international lenders' demands as dealing the ``final blow'' to a devastated economy but said on Friday he would not seek to bring down the government.

  • PARIS, Oct 26- Greece's opposition leader denounced international lenders' demands as dealing the ``final blow'' to a devastated economy but said on Friday he would not seek to bring down the government.

  • French President Rapidly Losing Public Opinion  Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 2:10 AM ET

    Douglas Yates, assistant professor of political science at the American University of Paris, tells CNBC that it is unusual how rapidly presidential approval for Francois Hollande has fallen, with his ratings as low as late Sarkozy.

  • Brewers Battle to Reverse French 150% Tax Increase Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:01 AM ET

    Government plans for a 160 percent increase in the tax on beer, has left the French beer industry reeling.

  • European bank supervisor step closer but deal hazy Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 3:55 AM ET

    Although the leaders meeting in Brussels said their decisions on the watchdog _ the single supervisory mechanism _ were key to shoring up lenders and eventually giving them access to loans from Europe's bailout fund, many observers were struggling to figure out exactly what had been achieved.

  • Leaders agree to have ECB supervise all euro banks Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 10:58 PM ET

    BRUSSELS-- European Union leaders agreed early Friday to create a single supervisor for banks in countries that use the euro _ without saying when it would become fully operational.

  • EU leaders agree on bank supervisor Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 10:07 PM ET

    BRUSSELS-- European Union leaders announced early Friday they had agreed to create a single supervisor for banks in countries that use the euro _ without saying when it would become fully operational.

  • Diplomats: EU chiefs agree on bank supervisor Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 4:27 PM ET

    BRUSSELS-- European Union leaders announced early Friday they had agreed to create a single supervisor for banks in countries that use the euro, and said it would "probably" become operational sometime next year. France has been pushing to get all 6,000 banks in the 17 euro countries under the supervision of one European body by the end of this year.

  • News Summary: Low expectations for Brussels summit Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 4:04 PM ET

    SCRAPPING: European Union leaders are tussling at a Brussels summit over how much power to cede to central authorities to ensure their debt crisis never repeats itself.

  • Battle lines being drawn at Brussels summit Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 11:31 AM ET

    BRUSSELS-- European Union leaders are tussling over how much power they want to cede to central authorities during a summit meeting in Brussels focused on how to ensure their debt crisis never repeats itself.

  • Battles lines being drawn at Brussels summit Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 10:49 AM ET

    BRUSSELS-- European leaders were drawing battle lines Thursday as they headed for a summit in Brussels, with France pushing back against Germany's call for a new czar with wide powers to veto countries' budgets.

  • Maria's Observation: Invest in France?  Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 4:57 PM ET

    France has an economy that has not grown in 3 quarters, with a record trade deficit. CNBC's Maria Bartiromo shares her observation on investing in the country.

  • France's 'Rich' Tax = Deals on Paris Mansions Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 2:32 PM ET
    This townhouse in Villa Montmorency, one of Paris's best neighborhoods, is on the market for about $18 million.

    The 75 percent tax on millionaires in France has caused more of the rich to put their homes up for sale. But don't expect bargains in Paris, where prices remains high.

  • France to set up state-backed investment bank Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 7:58 AM ET

    PARIS-- France is creating a new government-backed investment bank that will aim to spur economic growth by lending to small and medium-sized enterprises. Jean-Pierre Jouyet, the head of French state-owned financial institution CDC, has been named chairman of the new investment bank, known by its French intials BPI.

  • Germany: No decision on banking union at EU summit Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 5:45 AM ET

    BERLIN-- A top German government official on Wednesday dashed hopes of swift progress on strengthening Europe's financial sector, saying this week's summit of the bloc's 27 leaders won't make any final decisions on setting up a single banking supervisor.

  • France backs IMF's anti-austerity call -finmin Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 11:57 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 12- France supports the IMF's call to give indebted southern European countries more time to improve their finances, Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici told a newspaper on Friday, putting Paris at loggerheads with Berlin.