Keyword: tax

French oppose digital revolution to protect culture and language

In latest attack culture minister accuses Amazon of destroying bookshops as France wages war against the cultural impact of the internet.

Riddle of the sands: ArcelorMittal financial mysteries hidden in Dubai

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In a previous article, Mediapart described how steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal built his conglomerate on the ruins of Eastern and Western Europe’s restructuring steel industries, taking loans and subsidies but paying hardly any tax on the continent. In the second and concluding article of her investigation Martine Orange reports on how ArcelorMittal has based its financial branch in the desert of Dubai, reveals the curious network of tax-haven companies through which the Mittal family controls the operation, and wonders just why the group's results in Europe were so bad even during the good years for steel makers.

France to force big companies to disclose foreign tax bill

Move follows EU summit which pledged to close loopholes to stop firms such as Google, Apple and Amazon aggressively avoiding taxes.

UBS France placed under investigation

French branch of Swiss bank faces allegations it helped try to persuade rich French clients to open undeclared accounts in Switzerland.

France mulls slapping 'culture tax' on smartphones

The French government is considering introducing a 1% tax on the sale of smartphones and tablets to help fund French film, music and images.

France's richest man Bernard Arnault 'drops bid to become Belgian'

The head of luxury group LVMH said he always denied the move was for tax reasons but had abandoned plans to avoid 'any ambiguity'.

French politicians rush to reveal their assets

After a tax-dodging scandal and ahead of likely stiff new disclosure standards, politicians are publishing details of their properties and assets.

France to publish ministers' assets as scandal deepens

The prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says wealth declarations of all the members of government will be made public by April 15.

Depardieu to open restaurant in Russia

The French actor plans to open the restaurant in the provincial town of Saransk in an effort to integrate more quickly into his newly-adopted country.

New school to open in London as rich French flee tax rises back home

New institution in Wembley to be modelled on the oversubscribed £10,000-a-year Lycée Francais Charles de Gaulle in South Kensington.

Bruce Willis fires salvo at French Socialists’ ‘millionaires tax’

In France to get Commander of the Arts award, Die Hard star takes swing at socialist president Francois Hollande’s planned 75 percent tax rate.

LVMH chief moves fortune to Belgium

After months of speculation, France's richest person has finally placed his multi-billion euro fortune in Belgium, denying the move is over tax.

France studies new tax measures on web giants

Options could include new type of levy on the personal data of web surfers that the likes of Google and Facebook use to make money.

France's richest man's bid to be Belgian suffers setback

Belgian prosecutors have advised against giving citizenship to Bernard Arnault, chief executive of luxury group LVMH.

Gérard Depardieu denies leaving France over tax

The actor, who now has a Russian passport, says if he simply wanted to avoid tax rises he would have gone earlier and insists he remains French.