Renault confident on new French labour deal

PARIS Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:43am EST

PARIS Jan 30 (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault is confident it is close to a union deal to bolster the competitiveness of its domestic plants, a senior executive said on Wednesday.

"It's possible that we'll sign a deal by early February," the company's French operations chief Gerard Leclercq told Reuters. Leclercq was speaking before addressing lawmakers on the French parliament's economic affairs committee. (Reporting by Gilles Guillaume and Dominique Vidalon)


After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.