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  • *Protesters march in Marseille, Paris and Lyon. Hitting back at Macron's pledge to give no ground to "slackers," some in Paris carried placards reading: "Slacker on Strike" while in Bordeaux demonstrators chanted: "Macron you're screwed, the slackers are in the streets." The Paris prefecture said 24,000 protesters turned out in the capital, where riot police clashed...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, gathering in Paris. PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron faced the first challenge on the streets to his business-friendly reform agenda on Tuesday when workers from the hard-left CGT union began marching through French cities to protest against a loosening of labour laws. Labour unions have scuppered previous attempts...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, gathering in Paris. PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron faced the first challenge on the streets to his business-friendly reform agenda on Tuesday when workers from the hard-left CGT union began marching through French cities to protest against a loosening of labor laws. Labour unions have scuppered previous attempts to...

  • *Labour reforms seen in Germany as test of Macron's mettle. PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron faces the first challenge on the streets to his business-friendly reform agenda on Tuesday, when workers from the hard-left CGT union march through French cities to protest against a loosening of labor regulations. Sounding a call to the working class, Philippe...

  • *Labour reforms seen in Germany as test of Macron's mettle. PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron faces the first challenge on the streets to his business-friendly reform agenda on Tuesday, when workers from the hard-left CGT union march through French cities to protest against a loosening of labour regulations. Sounding a call to the working class,...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 12- Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair said on Tuesday it would base three more aircraft at Frankfurt airport from summer 2018 to add 34 new routes including Athens, Lisbon and Marseille. An increase in flights from low-cost carriers is helping Frankfurt airport operator Fraport to boost passenger numbers this year, with the company saying...

  • *Greece says Eldorado must respect EU laws. ATHENS/ VANCOUVER Sept 11- Canada's Eldorado Gold Corp threatened on Monday to suspend investment at its Greek mines and development projects, blaming delays in getting permits for jeopardizing one of the biggest investments in Greece since the country's debt crisis. Eldorado said no additional investment would be...

  • *Greece says Eldorado must respect EU laws. Citing delays in permits from the Greek government, Eldorado said no additional investment would be made into the Olympias and Skouries projects and the Stratoni mine, which has been operational, in Greece. In announcing its decision, Eldorado said the delays had hurt the company's project schedules and budgets,...

  • BEIJING, Sept 10- China has begun studying when to ban the production and sale of cars using traditional fuels, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing comments by the vice industry minister, who predicted "turbulent times" for automakers forced to adapt. Xin Guobin did not give details on when China, the world's largest auto market, would implement such a...

  • ATHENS, Sept 8- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged French businesses on Friday to invest in Greece, as it emerges from its debt crisis, and assured them that they would not regret it. Tsipras said attracting investment was a priority for his leftist-led government, which aims to reduce the jobless rate, the euro zone's highest, and make Greece financially...

  • ATHENS, Sept 8- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged French businesses on Friday to invest in Greece, as it emerges from its debt crisis, and assured them that they would not regret it. "Greece is an opportunity... a real opportunity," Tsipras told French business leaders accompanying French President Emmanual Macron on a two-day trip to Athens.

  • *Macron wants a Europe that doesn't need to turn to IMF. ATHENS, Sept 7- French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed Germany's idea of a European Monetary Fund to counter economic shocks in euro zone member states but stressed the ultimate goal of deeper integration should remain a euro zone budget. He also used a visit to Greece, which nearly crashed out of...

  • ATHENS, Sept 7- French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed Germany's idea of a European Monetary Fund to counter economic shocks in euro zone member states but stressed the ultimate goal of deeper integration should remain a euro zone budget. "We should head towards a European Monetary Fund but this should in no way be mixed up with a budget," Macron told...

  • ATHENS, Sept 7- French companies sought to win more business in Greece and to play a part in new Greek projects on Thursday, piggy-backing on French President Emmanuel Macron's two-day visit to Athens. Greece sees Macron's first visit since he came to power in June as a vote of confidence in its economy, which is slowly emerging from a debt crisis that scared off...

  • ATHENS, Sept 7- French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed Germany's idea of a European Monetary Fund to counter economic shocks in euro zone member states but stressed the ultimate goal of deeper integration should remain a euro zone budget. "We should head towards a European Monetary Fund but this should in no way be mixed up with a budget," Macron said...

  • ATHENS, Sept 7- French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed Germany's idea of a European Monetary Fund but stressed the ultimate goal should remain a euro zone budget. "We should head towards a European Monetary Fund but this should in no way be mixed up with a budget," Macron said during a visit to Athens. Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said Greece...

  • LONDON, Sept 7- All new Jaguar Land Rover cars will be available in an electric or hybrid version from 2020, Britain's biggest carmaker said on Thursday, as it speeds up plans to electrify its model range. Demand for electric models continues to rise sharply and in July Britain said it would ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 to cut pollution,...

  • This is the first year the Greek economy will expand, says former finance minister

    Former Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou discusses politics and the state of the economy in Greece.

  • *Piraeus Bank swings to 7 mln euro profit in Q2. ATHENS, Aug 30- Greece's Eurobank reported a sixth straight quarterly profit on Wednesday and Piraeus Bank swung back into the black, pointing to a recovery from the nation's economic crisis as banks slowly reduce their pile of bad debts. "We are seeing signs of improvement in the sector," an Athens- based brokerage...

  • Germany's warning that euro zone policy has stifled reform is getting attention, but the ECB is likely to wait. Michael Ivanovitch says.