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French finance minister Bruno Le Maire delivers a speech during a high-level forum on debt at the Finance ministry in Paris in May 2019. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

The Government continues to favour a global approach to a digital sales tax, in spite of France’s decision to push ahead unilaterally with a tax on Fa(...)

French senators voted to impose a new tax that will affect about 30 companies, including US groups Alphabet, Apple, Facebook and Amazon

US president Donald Trump has instructed his most senior trade official to investigate French plans to tax large technology companies, as US officials(...)

Christine Lagarde will be formally appointed in October. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Christine Lagarde is set to be confirmed in October as the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB), after the region’s finance ministers for(...)

Renault  chairman  Jean-Dominique Senard addresses shareholders during a meeting in Paris. Photograph: Reuters/via Reuters TV

Renault’s chairman sharply criticised the French government for scuppering merger talks with Fiat Chrysler, putting the carmaker at odds with its larg(...)

The decision - revealed in a letter from Jean-Dominique Senard, Renault’s chairman, to Hiroto Saikawa, chief executive of Nissan, on Saturday - marks an abrupt reversal of policy, and threatens to destroy months of work by Nissan

Renault has told Nissan it will block the Japanese company’s plan to overhaul its troubled corporate governance, further inflaming the fraught relatio(...)

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire is to  deliver a talk on economic policy at the International Institute for European Affairs in Dublin. Photograph: Jakub Kaminski/EPA

The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, will seek support from his Irish counterpart Paschal Donohoe and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for a European pr(...)

 Carlos Ghosn remains behind bars in Tokyo on allegations of financial misconduct at Japanese carmaking partner Nissan

Carlos Ghosn has resigned as chief executive and chairman of Renault, according to the French government, paving the way for his successors to be anno(...)

A one-time titan of the auto industry, Carlos Ghosn is indicted on suspicion of violating Japan’s financial reporting laws. File photograph: Michel Euler/AP

The French government has told Renault to provide more details on compensation paid to senior executives via a Dutch holding company jointly owned wit(...)

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire proposed a compromise to secure agreement for an EU-wide digital sales tax. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s finance minister, Olaf Scholz, had long conveyed reservations about the European Commission’s proposed directive for a digital sales tax (DS(...)

European commissioner  Pierre Moscovici,  Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Spain’s minister for finance Nadia Calvino at the  meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers  in Brussels, on Monday.  Photograph:  Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

There is no wavering in Dublin’s opposition to proposals for an EU digital sales tax, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe insisted ahead of an EU mee(...)

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