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France will tax digital giants from 2019 without EU

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday said France will tax digital giants at national level from 2019 without European Union states agreement on tax on digital revenues for the bloc.
French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire. Getty Images

Bruno Le Maire: No plans to sell stake in Air France-KLM

France has no plans for now to sell its stake in Air France-KLM and the priority is to increase the competitiveness of the group’s French unit, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, said on Thursday.

US singled out by G7 allies over tariffs ahead of summit

The US was singled out by some of its closest allies over the imposition of tariffs that they warn will undermine open trade and weaken confidence in the global economy.

French Minister: US isolated at G7 meeting over tariffs

United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was isolated at a G7 finance ministers meeting in Canada due to Washington’s new trade tariffs on its allies, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday.

Angela Merkel seeks united front with China amid Donald Trump trade fears

Chancellor Angela Merkel visits China on Thursday, seeking to close ranks with the world's biggest exporting nation as US President Donald Trump shakes up explosive issues from trade to Iran's nuclear deal.

France warns Italy against breaking EU commitments

The stability of the eurozone will be at stake if a populist new government in Italy fails to keep its financial commitments, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire warned Sunday.

France’s Emmanuel Macron digital tax plan faces EU rebuff

French President Emmanuel Macron's ambitious plans for an EU digital tax targeting US tech giants such as Google or Facebook faced strong headwinds on Saturday, provoking anger from Paris.

France to sue Google and Apple over developer contracts

France will take Google and Apple to court over contractual terms imposed by the tech giants on startups and developers, said Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire.

EU aims to tax internet giants at ‘two to six percent’

The EU will soon unveil a plan for taxing major internet companies like Amazon and Facebook by imposing a levy of two to six percent on revenues in every country where they operate, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said Sunday.

European Union blacklists 17 tax havens

European Union ministers adopted on Tuesday a blacklist of 17 non-EU tax havens including Panama, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates after a year of tough negotiations.

Egyptian president meets with French business leaders

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi met Wednesday with French finance minister Bruno Le Maire and a dozen business leaders on the third day of his official visit to France.

EU ministers make push for Google, Facebook tax

Google and Facebook may face higher tax bills in Europe as the EU rushed Saturday to change rules so that more of Silicon Valley’s mega profits fall into public coffers.

EU ministers make push for Google, Facebook tax

Google and Facebook may face higher tax bills in Europe as the EU rushed Saturday to change rules so that more of Silicon Valley's mega profits fall into public coffers.

France, Germany, Italy, Spain want to tax tech giants on revenues, not just profits

France, Germany, Italy and Spain want digital multinationals like Amazon and Google to be taxed in Europe based on their revenues, rather than only profits as now, their finance ministers said in a joint letter.

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