High tax levels in France have recently made the headlines, whether it be regarding the new 75 percent income tax, or over celebrities leaving the country on a quest for tax havens. But France’s main tax issue may lie elsewhere, Fanny Combourieu, lawyer at SJ Berwin, a law firm specializing in tax law, told CNBC.
There’s more to high-school popularity than just being elected prom-king or prom-queen, a recent study from a top economic research organization has found.
Almost half of France's biggest companies report quarterly earnings between Thursday morning and Friday evening, the first set of numbers since socialist President Francois Hollande took office in May in the midst of en economic crisis.
Imperial Tobacco, one of the world’s leading tobacco companies, offers significant growth prospects as well as being one of the most defensive areas in consumer staples, Olivier de La Ferrière, fund manager at KBL Richelieu Gestion, told CNBC.com.
The airline sector has been hard hit by the crisis, but while Air France and Lufthansa are still struggling, International Airlines Group could be cruising towards clearer skies, Arnaud Scarpaci, fund manager at Agilis Gestion, told CNBC.
As the French presidential race enters its final lap, President Nicolas Sarkozy and his socialist opponent Francois Hollande look set to move on to the second round of the elections. But the country's far-left and far-right candidates may cause an upset.
As Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande race for victory in the French presidential elections, the leader of the country's far right National Front - currently forecast to come third in the race - has a tough fight on her hands.