France's Finance Minister on the euro, debt and austerity

Apr 19, 2013
French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici discusses the state of the French economy and where it is headed in the future.
Posted In: France, Europe debt crisis

U.S. carmakers could benefit from EU industry troubles

Mar 7, 2013
The Geneva Auto Show opens in Switzerland this week. It’s usually a glitzy affair, but while U.S. carmakers are on the rebound, gloom has descended on the European auto industry.
Posted In: Auto, France, Switzerland

French counseling firms teach the art of seduction

Mar 1, 2013
From books and plays like "Dangerous Liaisons" and Molière's "Don Juan" to the recent movie "Heartbreaker," seduction has always loomed large in French culture. But is it still true today?
Posted In: France, love

Europe faces up to the cost of austerity

Feb 22, 2013
Today, the European Commission said the euro zone will shrink another 0.3 percent in 2013, which is deeper and longer lasting than originally expected.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, austerity, italy, France

France's president says no to 'endless austerity'

Feb 5, 2013
Francois Hollande gives his first speech to the European Parliament as head of state.
Posted In: France, Francois Hollande, austerity, Europe debt crisis

French court says au revoir to 75% tax on wealthy

Dec 31, 2012
The high court in France has rejected President Francois Hollande's controversial 75 percent tax on millionaires.
Posted In: France, Francois Hollande, Taxes

Peugeot: Rescued, but constrained by bailout

Nov 28, 2012
Last month, Peugeot secured a $9 billion lifeline from the French government to stay out of bankruptcy. In return, French politicians want the struggling company keep jobs, not cut them.
Posted In: Auto, Europe, peugeot, France, carmakers

French credit rating slips, but national attitude is defiant

Nov 20, 2012
French bonds fell today in the wake of Moody's downgrading the nation's credit rating. So is the second largest economy in Europe shrugging its collective shoulders? Non!
Posted In: France, credit rating, Moody's

France's credit rating downgraded by Moody's

Nov 20, 2012
Europe's second largest economy, France, has just had its AAA credit rating downgraded by the rating agency Moody's.
Posted In: France, Moody's, downgrade

France unveils strict measures to fix budget

Sep 28, 2012
The French government has just unveiled a budget for next year that includes major tax hikes for the rich and for businesses. France is the second largest economy in the euro zone and so far it has managed to remain a leader in the debt crisis, rather than a victim -- for the most part anyway.
Posted In: France, Taxes, budget