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France boosts say on Alstom with foreign takeover law

Surprise decree could be obstacle to General Electric's takeover of France's Alstom, as industry minister talks of need for 'economic patriotism'.

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How foreign buyers are propping up France’s prime property market

The recent exodus of wealthy French owners from Paris has paved way for international buyers to move into the homes market.

French ministers defy Francois Hollande and holiday abroad

President faces embarrassment after two ministers defied advice to take austerity-driven "staycations" and enjoyed luxury New Year's breaks abroad.

French to tax foreign second-home owners

UK citizens who own homes in France may have to pay substantially more in tax in that country, under proposals announced by ministers.