Keyword: sales

Champagne makers bemoan sales 'catastrophe' brought on by virus

Champagne producers estimate sales losses to now caused by the public restrictions to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, notably affecting group partying, the restaurant sector and entertainment businesses, amount to around 2 million dollars.

Rodin museum in Paris sells bronzes to counter closure losses

The self-financed central-Paris museum dedicated to the works of Auguste Rodin, hit hard by almost four months of closure due to the Covid-19 virus epidemic, is seeking financial relief through an allowance established by the sculptor himself that it may sell up to 12 replicas of select works, cast in bronze, every year.

France to seek US agreement on tech firm tax ahead of G7 meeting

France's economy minister said his government would 'work closely with our American friends on a universal tax on digital activities' ahead of a G7 summit in Biarritz in late August, adding that French President Emmanuel Macron had held a lengthy conversation with his US counterpart Donald Trump after the latter had slammed Macron's 'foolishness' over the tax and threatened retaliatory tariffs on French wine imports.

Traditional French beret heads upmarket

Makers of the headgear once popular among 19th-century peasants and which has long symbolised a now bygone rural France have for decades been in decline, but now one is making a comeback with models for fashionistas that can fetch up to 1,000 euros.

Burkini sales 'boosted' by French bans

The Australian designer credited with creating the swimwear for Muslim women says online sales have been 'hectic' following controversial French beach bans.

Inked Indian deal for Rafale fighters 'stalled': report

April deal for 36 of the French jets is hit by dispute over unit prices and degree of manufacturing to be carried out in India, say informed sources.

France and Qatar ink 6.4 bln-euro contract for 24 Dassault fighter jets

President François Hollande travelled to Doha to sign the Rafale deal, the fighter plane's third foreign contract after sales to Egypt, India.

Paris art market sees record sales

A series of unprecedented sales this month suggest that Paris may finally be rising to the top ranks of the international art market.

Champagne surplus grows as sales slump for second year

After enjoying years of growing sales and exports, France's Champagne producers see sales falling even further than in 2012.

Money laundering fears over French vineyard sales

French anti-money laundering investigators raise alarm over recent Chinese, Russian and Ukranian acquisitions of loss-making vineyards.

Volkswagen's financial clout outpaces French carmakers on loan deals

As sales by carmakers PSA and Renault stall on home turf, the financially-solid VW group is finding space in France with cheaper loan deals.