Bruno Le Maire

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President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte: The odds of Macron uniting the centre are probably better than those of Le Pen or Mélenchon uniting the extremes. Photograph: Aurelien Meunier/Getty

Emmanuel Macron’s Sunday night election victory was summed up by French newspaper headlines. “A New Start,” said the pro-Macron economic daily Les Éch(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin is demanding foreign buyers pay for Russian gas in roubles from Friday or else have their supplies cut. Photograph:  Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin is demanding foreign buyers pay for Russian gas in roubles from Friday or else have their supplies cut, a move Europe(...)

Ireland’s 12.5%  corporate tax rate for big companies could be in place for longer than expected as EU finance ministers struggle to reach agreement on when to implement a new 15%  minimum rate

Ireland’s 12.5 per cent corporate tax rate for big companies could be in place for longer than expected as EU finance ministers struggle to reach agre(...)

The French finance minister said the ultimate target is to have 10 technology companies ‘worth more than €100bn each by 2030’.

The Government will on Wednesday announce details of a new €90 million fund for start-ups as part of a drive to back more early-stage Irish companies.(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin watches French president Emmanuel Macron arriving for a joint press conference after their meeting in Moscow on Monday. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AFP via Getty Images

It was the Kremlin’s word against the Élysée’s on Tuesday, in the aftermath of a five-hour meeting and dinner between the Russian and French president(...)

Shares in energy group EDF shares slumped as much as 25 per cent  after the French government ordered it to sell more cheap nuclear power to rivals to limit the rise in electricity prices. Photograph: Fabrice Dimier/Bloomberg

Shares in energy group EDF shares slumped as much as 25 per cent and were set for their worst day of trading after the French government ordered the u(...)

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(...)

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