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Germany’s two top banks launch merger talks

Germany’s two biggest lenders, the ailing Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, said Sunday they would launch formal talks toward a possible merger that could create a “national champion” in financial services.
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France unveils new tax for Google, Facebook, others

France on Wednesday introduced a bill to tax internet and technology giants such as Google and Facebook on their digital sales, putting it among a vanguard of countries seeking to force the companies to pay more in the markets where they operate.
People walk past an Apple store in Beijing on December 11, 2018. – Apple stores in China continued with business as usual on December 11, despite a Chinese court-ordered ban on iPhone sales that could hurt the US tech firm in one of its most crucial markets. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Apple agrees to pay €500 million as tax settlement in France

Apple said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with French authorities to settle 10 years of back taxes, becoming the latest US company to reach a deal with France which has led a European push for higher taxes on tech giants.
People wearing Yellow vests gestures as French ‘red scarves’ (foulards rouges), critics of violent ‘yellow vest’ (Gilets Jaunes) protests demonstrate in Paris on January 27, 2019. (Photo by Alain JOCARD - AFP)

French growth slows as ‘yellow vest’ protests take toll

French economic growth slumped in 2018 as consumer spending tapered off toward the end of the year, the victim of violent anti-government protests that kept many shoppers at home ahead of the holidays, statistics office INSEE said Wednesday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 12, 2018 French Renault group CEO and chairman of Japan’s Nissan Motor CO. Ltd and Mitsubishi Motors Corp, Carlos Ghosn poses during a photo session at the Renault headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt. – Renault boss Carlos Ghosn has handed in his resignation, France’s economy minister said on January 24, 2019 ahead of a board meeting at which the French car maker is to appoint his successor. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)

Carlos Ghosn resigns as Renault boss as French group enters new era

Arrested car boss Carlos Ghosn resigned his position as chief executive and chairman of Renault, ending his leadership roles in the auto industry and signalling the start of new era for the French manufacturer.
Carlos Ghosn, ex-chairman of Nissan will be spending Christmas and the beginning of 2019 behind bars [File- Regis Duvignau-Reuters]

Renault boss Carlos Ghosn has resigned – French minister

Embattled Renault boss Carlos Ghosn has resigned, France's economy minister has said ahead of a board meeting at which the French car maker is to appoint his successors.
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Leader of France’s ‘yellow vests’ arrested

One of the leaders of the “yellow vest” anti-government demonstrations was detained by police in Paris late Wednesday for organising an unauthorised protest, signalling a harder line by the authorities against the movement.
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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.
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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.

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