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End of the Euro? French Candidate Plots Return of the Franc

If Marine Le Pen has her way, the French will soon pay for their baguettes with francs, not euros, The New Zealand Herald reported on an Associated Press story. The presidential candidate from the anti-EU, anti-immigration National Front party is all ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 02/23/2017 - 21:36 - 0 comments

Le Pen Stirs Dormant Re-Denomination Risk for Europe's Investors

The rise of populist parties in France and Italy is awakening an old fear in Europe: that public debt may be forcibly switched back into former national currencies if countries exit the monetary union, Bloomberg News reported. The concern is reminiscent ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 02/16/2017 - 21:32 - 0 comments

Treat French Debt Like Italy, but Don’t Worry About Le Pen

France isn’t Greece. But as investors worry about the impending presidential election, French bonds have shifted from trading like haven German bunds to be treated more like troubled Italian debt, The Wall Street Journal reported. The reassessment of ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 02/12/2017 - 21:38 - 0 comments

Country reports - Autumn 2016

Co-employment, which allows employees to obtain the recognition of two employers instead of one, was treated by the Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation Soc. 30 November 2011 No. 10-22964) which changed the definition in a restrictive way, especially about t ...

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ECB Official Urges France to Remain in Eurozone

Remaining in the eurozone is France’s best protection over the long term, the country’s central bank governor said Tuesday, firmly pushing back against nationalist political sentiment that threatens to yank his country out of the 19-country currency bloc ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 02/07/2017 - 21:34 - 0 comments

Franco-German 10-year Bond Spread Widens to 2012 High After Fillon Stays in Race

The premium investors are demanding to hold French over German 10-year debt has been given a fresh kick higher in the last few minutes after Francois Fillon said he would not take himself out of the running to be the country’s next president, the Finan ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 02/06/2017 - 21:45 - 0 comments

Franco-German 10-Year Yield Gap Swells to Three-Year High

the bloc’s two largest economies has swelled to 0.61 percentage points – the biggest gap since January ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 02/01/2017 - 22:17 - 0 comments

French Business Failures Drop to Eight-Year Low in Recovery Sign

Fewer French businesses failed last year than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis, the latest sign that the euro area’s second-largest economy is strengthening, a report published Tuesday showed. A total of 57,844 French companies filed for prote ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 01/31/2017 - 21:57 - 0 comments

French-German Debt Spread Widest Since 2013

The premium investors demand to own two-year French debt over similarly maturing German bonds climbed to its highest level since the 2013 Taper Tantrum on Monday, as the country’s election looms, the Financial Times reported. The difference between y ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 01/30/2017 - 21:21 - 0 comments

Vivarte Restructuring Attacked By French Nationalist Politicians

The restructuring of private equity-backed French clothing retailer Vivarte has been labelled a “brutal” example of “Anglo-Saxon ultra-liberalism” by nationalist politicians looking to score points ahead of the presidential election in May, the Financi ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 01/08/2017 - 22:32 - 0 comments

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