Keyword: tariffs

France stays firm in face of US over plans to tax digital giants

French economy and finance minister Bruno Le Maire said plans to introduce a national tax on digital tech firms, including Google, Facebook and Amazon 'will be unchanged' unless an international agreement on the subject is reached by the end of 2020, despite US threats of slapping retaliatory tariffs on French products like wine, cheese and luxury goods.

France, US agree truce over digital tax dispute

The dispute which began last year with France's planned levy of up to three percent on revenues earned by US tech companies in France, and which Washington  threatened to retaliate against with higher tariffs on imports of French goods, de-escalated this week with both sides agreeing on negotiations that may continue throughoiut the year.

Airbus shares fall as US-EU edge towards tit-for-tat tariffs war

The US is targeting tariffs at European aircraft and aerospace parts, as well a range of industries including food, wine, tractors and luxury goods,   in the first stage of a two-way battle with the European Union over subsidies received by aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing.

Orange sees end of price war in France

Chief financial officer of the country's largest mobile operator said 'prices have reached a floor' after two years of fierce competition.

French power tariffs 'could rise 30% by 2016'

French regulated electricity tariffs could rise by 30% by 2016 given current investment plans, energy regulator CRE estimates.