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  1. Business - Economy

    France unveils 20bn euro business tax break

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 07:17pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris France on Tuesday unveiled a 20 billion-euro tax break for companies in a bid to address flagging competitiveness. The move was approved by the government ... burden that is considered a barrier to job creation would be financed by a combination of cuts in public spending and an increase in Value Added Tax (VAT). France’s standard rate of VAT will rise ...

  2. Backtrack on jobs law a backward step for France

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... France has let a valuable opportunity slip past by scrapping a controversial youth employment law that gave employers a freer hand in hiring workers. By caving in to mass protests, ... disadvantaged jobseekers. France is proud of its socialist roots and such laws have solid public support, as the millions of protesters who have taken to the streets over the past month proved. ...

  3. Air France-KLM sees $2.6b in benefits from synergy

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling Joining the two European carriers has helped combat surge in jet fuel costs The Air France-KLM Group expected to reap benefits of Euro280 million ($2.6 billion) from ... from this month. Beijing will also be one of the first cities to see an A380- Airbus's giant new 555-seat aircraft- sporting Air France's red and blue livery; it plans to fly ...

  4. Greece in need of incentive to stay

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... All eyes will be on German chancellor Angela Merkel at the G8 summit beginning at Camp David today. Now that voters in France and Greece have revolted against German-imposed austerity, ... larger, debt-laden economies of Spain and Italy; nor to France, whose banks hold a sizeable amount of Greek debt; nor to European bank shares and bond markets generally. The impact on European ...

  5. French reit buys out shopping-centre owner Rodamco for?11.2b

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bloomberg in Edinburgh Unibail Holding, France's largest real estate investment trust, has agreed to buy shopping-centre owner Rodamco Europe for Euro11.2 billion (HK$117.4 billion) ... and exhibition centres in France. Unibail and Rodamco have 60 per cent of their assets in France. The strategy is to have no more than 50 per cent of assets in any one country. ...

  6. Investor relations position

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft Francophiles with a penchant for business may find this job puts the ooh la la back into their career. The Invest In France Agency (IFA) is an official government agency with 21 offices in 12 countries in Europe, North America and Asia devoted to advancing long-term investments that generate economic growth and employment opportunities in France ...

  7. Results diary

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today Interim: abc Multiactive Final: Shang Hua Holdings, Wonderful World Holdings Tomorrow Final: Applied International Holdings, Golden Harvest Entertainment (Holdings), Ngai Hing Hong October 14 Interim: Netel Technology (Holdings) Final: China Motor B ...

  8. As French economy innovates, eastern Europe offers its muscle

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Rex Aguado

    ... to produce plastic from starch. To catch up with the Japanese and Americans, France will also develop its own hybrid diesel-electric cars. To stay ahead in the digital telecommunications world, Paris will spend millions to research ways of broadcasting high-definition television to mobile phones. And to discourage excessive dependence on imported petrol, France will study ways to enable ...

  9. More Cathay freight routes on the horizon

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to Africa including Nairobi and Johannesburg were also under consideration. The comments come as a KLM/Martinair/Air France consortium is about to launch joint flights with Kenya Airways between Guangzhou and Nairobi in a partnership that could later include China Southern Airlines, according to Camiel Eurlings chairman of Air France-KLM Cargo. Eurlings said the so-called Safari route could ...

  10. Results diary

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today Interim: Netel Technology (Holdings) Final: China Motor Bus October 18 3rd Interim: CLP Holdings Final: Heng Tai Consumables Group, Sinotronics Holdings October 19 Final: Continental Holdings, Sandmartin International Holdings October 20 Interim: Bu ...




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