Bruno Le Maire

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French president Emmanuel Macron, in a landmark sppech on Europe, said:  “One cannot benefit from European solidarity and play against the others”  Photograph: Christophe Simon / EPA

International agreement on a global minimum corporate tax could be finalised at the summit of the G20 in Venice next month. An historic breakthrough h(...)

Minister for Finance and president of the Eurogroup Paschal Donohoe and British chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak: The US is keen on a global minimum rate as it would stop its tech giants shifting their profits to low-tax jurisdictions. Photograph: Hollie Adams

The leading advanced economies are set to agree a common position on taxing multinational companies on Saturday in a bid to end a three-decade race to(...)

Kerrygold was among Irish goods targeted by US tariffs that have now been suspended.

Irish exports to the United States like Kerrygold and Baileys have received a boost following a decision by the United States and the European Union t(...)

Finance minister Bruno Le Maire has built the 2021 budget on a forecast for 6 per cent growth this year. Photograph:  Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

The French economy is still on course to rebound 5 per cent this year despite the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the ce(...)

Under French law the government can review takeovers of domestic companies by foreign buyers in sectors it deems strategic. Photograph: AFP via Getty

France has reiterated its opposition to the €16.2 billion takeover of supermarket group Carrefour by Canada’s Alimentation Couche-Tard, dealing a majo(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron, who has tested positive for Covid-19. Photograph: Charles Platiau/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the latest world leader to be diagnosed with the disease and prompting sev(...)

A street sign in Nice reads ‘Covid-19 respect containment’.  Fresh lockdowns announced across Europe in recent days to contain the resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic have triggered a flurry of downgrades to economic growth forecasts.   Photograph:  Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images

Fresh lockdowns announced across Europe in recent days to contain the resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic have triggered a flurry of downgrades to (...)

Restaurant owners bang ladles against saucepans  at a demonstration against restaurant and bar closures in Marseilles. Photograph: Daniel Cole

Four more French cities were on Thursday put on maximum alert in the resurgent Covid-19 epidemic, health minister Olivier Véran announced, bringing th(...)

French prime minister Jean Castex  presenting the  France Relance crisis recovery plan for the economy. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty

The French word for recovery rhymes with France, which gave the government the snappy name of France Relance for an ambitious €100 billion Covid recov(...)

Cures welcome: French economy and finance Minister Bruno Le Maire  in a souvenir shop near the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Image of the week: Miracles needed A masked French economy and finance minister Bruno Le Maire had a hopeful gander round a souvenir shop near the Sa(...)

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