The French government has reacted angrily to US President Donald Trump's decision, after withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran, to re-impose sanctions on companies that do business with Tehran and which include Airbus, French carmakers Renault and PSA, and oil giant Total.
Probe is into possible favouritism over contract for an event in Las Vegas at which President Macron was star speaker when economy minister.
Head of bosses' group MEDEF Pierre Gattaz expects investment boost from election of either François Fillon or Emmanuel Macron in May.
Last Friday, the board of French carmaker Renault insisted it would pay chief executive Carlos Ghosn a package of 7.2 million euros for his services in 2015, despite a revolt by shareholders who disapproved of the deal which economy minister Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday denounced as “excessive”. In this opinion article, Mediapart’s economic affairs correspondent Martine Orange argues that Ghosn, who is also paid a yearly 8 million euros as head of Nissan, is typical of a new caste of cynical oligarchs who are unaccountable to anyone, even to the very shareholders who first launched them on a path of greed.
Hassan Rouhani will on Thursday agree a host of commercial deals and signal Iran's intention to buy 114 Airbus passenger planes.
Stéphane Richard insisted his comment that Orange wanted to disengage from its Israeli partner was purely a business matter and not political.
Despite broad consensus among economists that France's economy is starting to pick up, many small companies have yet to feel the benefits.
The French President told the World Economic Forum that business and financial institutions had 'a duty to act' to block funding of terrrorism.
Former major figure in government has enrolled at top institution because he wants to set up own firm and 'running a business is a real job'.
Giving a speech in the heart of the City, prime minister Manuel Valls urged British businesses to invest in France.
Unit set up to reduce bureaucracy proposes package of 50 changes to make life simpler for French businesses and employees.
Trends seen elsewhere to get government out of business and implement shareholder-friendly governance reforms have largely passed France by.
US Secretary of State fears that visit by French executives to Tehran will send 'wrong message' over easing of sanctions against Iran.
The French president announces plan to cut 50 billion euros from public spending and a pact to reduce the tax and regulatory burden on companies.