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Total says makes ‘very promising’ oil find off Ivory Coast

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French energy giant Total on Thursday announced it had discovered oil in deep waters off the coast of Ivory Coast, constituting a “very promising result” after the first such find.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

$500M investments seen relocating from China

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A number of foreign manufacturers are looking at investing about $500 million and employing up to 3,000 workers in the Philippines in line with moves to relocate operations from China, which has become a less attractive production base, according to the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (PhilExport).

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH, France approve new flight frequency deal

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The Philippines and France agreed to increase flights between them as the first round of air talks this year was successfully concluded this week, an official of the Civil Aeronautics Board said.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

IHT ends era with last edition before re-brand

Newly appointed New York Times editor for Europe Dick Stevenson poses, on Oct. 14, 2013, in Courbevoie, outside Paris. Stevenson will be in charge of European coverage, including the soon to relaunch International New York Times.  AFP

The International Herald Tribune published its final edition under its own name on Monday, marking the end of an era for the 125-year-newspaper that was a lifeline for American expatriates.

Posted: October 15th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Herald Tribune rebrand to NY Times starts Oct. 15

Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, publisher of the International Herald Tribune (IHT), addresses guests while IHT celebrated the British fashion editor Suzy Menkes’ 20 years at the International Herald Tribune on Sept. 27, 2008, in Paris. The IHT will be formally renamed the International New York Times on Oct. 15, 2013, ushering in a new era for the 125-year-old newspaper.  AFP

The International Herald Tribune will be formally renamed the International New York Times on October 15, ushering in a new era for the 125-year-old newspaper.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gov’t eyes air talks with France

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The Philippines wants to start air talks with France in early 2014 as part of efforts to revise outdated air service agreements and as local airlines seek to expand to the continent after the lifting two months ago of a ban on Philippine carriers, a government official said.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

France drops PH from tax blacklist

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Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima: Public sector debt has become more and more manageable. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has been removed from the French government’s blacklist of noncooperative countries for their tax policies.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Publicis, Omnicom merge to form world’s No.1 advertising group

Publicis

French advertising group Publicis and its US rival Omnicom will merge, bringing together the third and second largest firms in the sector to form the world’s advertising leader, the two companies announced Sunday.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Hermes accuses LVMH of historic fraud—report

AFP FILE PHOTO/Miguel Medina

Hermes, the select handbag and scarf maker, accused luxury conglomerate LVMH of carrying out the “most important fraud in the history of the French stock market” in a court filing, as quoted in the Les Echos newspaper on Wednesday.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Corruption probe moves closer to IMF chief Lagarde as aide charged

International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde reacts during a news conference at the IMF and World Bank's annual general assembly in Tokyo, Thursday, October 11, 2012. AP/Itsuo Inouye

Stephane Richard, the head of telecoms company Orange and a former aide to IMF chief Christine Lagarde, was charged Wednesday in a corruption probe related to Lagarde’s time as France’s finance minister.

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Oui, PH products can have a market in France

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CHEF Margarita Fores explains to the crowd the philosophy behind Filipino food. PHOTO BY JUAN WYNS

One of the challenges now facing the Department of Agriculture is to find new markets for Philippine agricultural products and help the massive agriculture sector grow at a faster pace.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

France enters recession in first quarter

French President Francois Hollande: ‘Broken promise’  AP/JACQUES BRINON

France entered a recession in the first quarter this year with gross domestic product contracting 0.2 percent, after shrinking the same amount in the last quarter of 2012, the official INSEE statistics office said Wednesday.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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