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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

A growing controversy over 'chateau' wine label

Sep 25, 2012
European wine experts are mulling over a critical issue today: whether American wine producers should be allowed to use the word "chateau" on bottles they sell in Europe.
Posted In: wine, France

Is France the euro nation to worry about?

Sep 11, 2012
The euro's second-largest economy (and the man who leads it) has been in the spotlight recently. France finds itself in a similar bind as Greece, Italy and Spain -- how do you balance the state budget without crippling economic growth?
Posted In: France, Francois Hollande

France weighs the cost of preserving its churches

Sep 3, 2012
France has more churches than any country in Europe, but some believe the cost of preserving these ancient structures is getting too high.
Posted In: France, church

Growth in the euro economies not horrible, but not good

Aug 14, 2012
The new numbers out on the eurozone weren't as abysmal as expected, but they're not good either.
Posted In: Germany, France, Francois Hollande

Germany and France hold steady, but don't grow much

Aug 14, 2012
Happiness is relative in Europe these days: Investors are cheering news the euro area's top economies did not turn in the abysmal results many had expected. Instead, things are just "garden-variety" bad.
Posted In: Europe, Germany, France

England, France facing more financial struggles

Aug 8, 2012
The Bank of England forecasts this morning the U.K. economy will not grow at all in the coming quarter. Across the channel, the French central bank says the euro's second-largest economy is headed for its own recession. And Germany's being infected by all this through its exports, which fell in June.
Posted In: Bank of England, France

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