France reforms employee stock options to rival Silicon Valley

France reforms employee stock options to rival Silicon Valley

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks as he visits the Station F start-up campus in Paris. Ludovic Marin | AFP | Getty Images France is bringing in new rules on employee stock options to lure in talent and compete with the U.S.’ top tech hub. President Emmanuel Macron will on Monday announce the government’s plans, which … Read more…

World leaders react to Iran's attack on US bases in Iraq

World leaders react to Iran’s attack on US bases in Iraq

Ursula von der Leyen, incoming president of the European Commission, left, speaks during news conference at the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France, on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Political leaders are urging Iran and the United States to refrain from any steps that would further aggravate ongoing tensions in the … Read more…

Macron under pressure as France sees longest strike in 30 years

Macron under pressure as France sees longest strike in 30 years

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at the Elysee Palace on May 06, 2019 in Paris, France. Aurelien Meunier | Getty Images French President Emmanuel Macron is under growing pressure from trade unions as he seeks to reform the country’s pension system. Public sector workers entered their 30th day of industrial action on Friday – the … Read more…

IMF welcomes the end of French colonial currency in West African bloc

IMF welcomes the end of French colonial currency in West African bloc

Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), speaks at a discussion during the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has welcomed the end of the use … Read more…

Eight west African countries agree to sever common currency from France

Eight west African countries agree to sever common currency from France

Issued on: 22/12/2019 – 08:51Modified: 22/12/2019 – 08:51 Eight west African countries Saturday agreed to change the name of their common currency to Eco and severed the CFA franc’s links to former colonial ruler France. The CFA franc was initially pegged to the French franc and has been linked to the euro for about two … Read more…

France unveils pension reforms, unions say strike should continue

France unveils pension reforms, unions say strike should continue

HERTFORD, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: French President Emmanuel Macron gives a press conference at the NATO summit at the Grove hotel on December 4, 2019 in Watford, England. Dan Kitwood | Getty Images News | Getty Images French government efforts to appease public sector workers with details of its pension reform look unlikely to end … Read more…

Paris sees 500 kilometers of traffic jam amid protests

Paris sees 500 kilometers of traffic jam amid protests

TOPSHOT – Vehicles run on the Paris’ ring road, the “Peripherique”, on December 9, 2019 in Porte de Vincennes in Paris, during a strike of Paris public transports over French government’s plan to overhaul the country’s retirement system, as part of a national strike. JACQUES DEMARTHON | AFP | Getty Images French commuters experienced a … Read more…

public workers protest against Macron's pension reform

public workers protest against Macron’s pension reform

A picture taken on December 5, 2019 shows a view of the Gare du Nord in Paris during a strike of Paris public transports operator RATP employees over French government’s plan to overhaul the country’s retirement system, in Paris, as part of a national general strike. JOEL SAGET | AFP | Getty Images France is … Read more…

Treasury's Mnuchin warns of global taxes, opposes new digital duties

Treasury’s Mnuchin warns of global taxes, opposes new digital duties

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 15, 2019. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned one of the globe’s largest economic organizations of the consequences new international taxes could have on American business and voiced opposition to the recent introduction of digital services … Read more…

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Trump abruptly cancels NATO press conference after summit turns sour

US President Donald Trump (L) and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) pose for the family photo at the NATO summit at the Grove hotel in Watford, northeast of London on December 4, 2019. Peter Nicholls | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump on Wednesday abruptly canceled a press conference that was scheduled to … Read more…