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Creditor countries urged to think about post-2020 debt relief

Jul 08 2020

PARIS/WASHINGTON G20 countries and Paris Club creditor nations must start thinking about debt relief for the poorest countries beyond a debt payment freeze this year and outright restructurings may be unavoidable, top global finance chiefs said on Wednesday.

Macron sends out new government to rescue economy

Jul 07 2020

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron's reshuffled government took office on Tuesday, with conservatives given prominent roles in efforts to rescue France's coronavirus-ravaged economy from the worst depression in decades.

OECD says U.S. still committed to global digital tax talks

Jul 01 2020

PARIS The United States remains committed to global talks on the taxation of big digital companies despite its call for a pause, the head of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday.

Britain and France suggest phased approach to global digital tax talks

Jun 26 2020

PARIS Britain, France, Italy and Spain suggested a "phased approach" to unblock global digital taxation talks in a joint letter to U.S. treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin last week, rebuffing his call for a pause in negotiations.

Britain and France suggest phased approach to global digital tax talks

Jun 26 2020

PARIS Britain, France, Italy and Spain suggested a "phased approach" to unblock global digital taxation talks in a joint letter to U.S. treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin last week, rebuffing his call for a pause in negotiations.

Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

Jun 18 2020

PARIS/BRUSSELS The European Union said on Thursday it could impose taxes on digital giants such as Google , Amazon and Facebook even without a global agreement by the year-end, after Washington quit talks and stoked fears of a new trade war.

Clashes at health worker protest in Paris; police blame anarchists

Jun 16 2020

PARIS Paris police blamed violent fringe groups for hijacking a peaceful protest by health workers in central Paris on Tuesday, where at least one car was overturned and projectiles were hurled at police lines.

OECD sees deepest peace-time slump in a century

Jun 10 2020

PARIS The global economy will suffer the biggest peace-time downturn in a century before it emerges next year from a coronavirus-inflicted recession, the OECD said on Wednesday. | Video

France to impose digital tax this year regardless of any new international levy

May 14 2020

PARIS France will tax big digital businesses this year whether there is progress or not towards an international deal on a levy, its finance minister said on Thursday, adding such a tax had never been more legitimate or more necessary.

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