Keyword: Economist

Nato alliance 'brain dead' says Macron

 In an interview with the magazine The Economist ahead of a London summit to mark 70th anniversary of the founding of the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (Nato), French President Emmanuel Macron said weakening US commitment to the alliance has depleted its strength and that 'What we are currently experiencing is the brain death of Nato', while he urged Europe to think of itself as a 'geopolitical power' to ensure it remained 'in control' of its destiny.   

How bold is Macron's first budget?

Despite Macron's bold talk of 'transforming' France, some measures—notably on public spending—so far look tentative, claims The Economist.

French economist wins Nobel Prize

Jean Tirole rewarded for his work on market power and regulation which judges say has made him 'one of the most influential economists of our time'.

Manuel Valls's uphill struggle to turn around France's fortunes

The new prime minister has given French government new direction and determination but still faces daunting task, says The Economist.

Thomas Piketty, the French economist loved by US liberals

Many on the American Left have embraced Piketty's work as a landmark treatise that encapsulates the challenge facing modern US society.

Tax havens 'hiding 5,800 billion euros': the shocking audit of a worldwide scam


French economist Gabriel Zucman is carving a reputation as one of the leading specialists on the growing business of organized tax evasion and the cost of tax havens to the public purse. Zucman, an assistant professor with the London School of Economics and a visiting scholar with the University of California, Berkeley, has just completed his latest study of this gigantic worldwide fraud, published in France under the title ‘La Richesse cachée des nations - Enquête sur les paradis fiscaux’ (The hidden wealth of nations -an investigation into tax havens). In this interview with Dan Israel, he presents his calculations of the staggering amounts of assets secretly stashed in tax havens across the globe, and offers his own proposals for tackling the problem.

French officials furious at Economist "time-bomb" taunt

French government accuses British weekly magazine of sensationalism over claim that France is a "time-bomb at the heart of Europe".

The first steps of St François

It has been a popular if easy start for new French president François Hollande - but he faces far more testing battles ahead.

Hollande 'dangerous' for Europe and France: Economist

Francois Hollande's election to the French presidency will be bad for his country and Europe, says Britain's influential weekly The Economist.