RFI : business
Renault crashes into the red in aftermath of Ghosn affair fallout  11h23 14 février
French carmaker Renault said Friday it went into the red last year for the first time in a decade on lower sales and a falling contribution from its Japanese partner Nissan.
Bombardier backs France as investment destination at mini Davos  17h23 21 janvier
Weeks of strike action and protests may have caused all manner of disruptions but they don’t seem to have put off foreign investors. On Monday, France secured eight billion euros’ worth of investments from top firms at the end of a key business summit, seen as a warm-up to the World Economic Forum...
Davos: Thunberg slams climate inaction as Trump rejects ’prophets of doom’  15h46 21 janvier
Greta Thunberg and Donald Trump faced off at the World Economic Forum in Davos Tuesday, with the teenage activist pressing leaders to avert a climate apocalypse and the US President calling for a rejection of the perennial prophets of doom .
Circular economy suffers as global consumption of materials rises   14h49 21 janvier
The world’s consumption of raw materials is at an all-time high of 100 billion tonnes per year while the rate of material reuse of these resources is falling.
Macron and Trump agree to extend talks over French tax on web giants  08h08 21 janvier
The presidents of France and the United States said Monday they agreed to extend negotiations over a French tax on digital companies including Google and Facebook, postponing Washington’s threat of sanctions against Paris.
France’s Saint-Nazaire shipbuilders get 2bn order boost  13h25 20 janvier
Shipowners MSC have placed a two billion euro order with the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, north-western France, for two new liquid natural gas (LNG) powered cruisers.
Coca Cola among global companies that will invest 4 billion in France  12h58 20 janvier
US giant Coca Cola has announced 1 billion euros of investments in the country over the next five years, joining pledges by other big investors ahead of the Choose France business summit, which kicks off Monday.
Imane Ayissi brings anti-colonial Africa to Paris fashion week  12h51 19 janvier
Imane Ayissi is the first sub-Saharan designer to show in the élite Paris haute couture week. Not only is he joining fashion’s crème de la crème, the Cameroonian couturier is shaking up the stereotype of African materials by refusing to use wax prints which he dismisses as colonial .
Land of Imagination show mesmerizes Saudis dreaming of a new future  13h11 17 janvier
Saudis who attended The Land of Imagination show in Riyadh on Thursday night declared themselves impressed with a spectacle that epitomized a three month festival in the city.
France wants Netflix, Amazon to invest 25% of revenue locally  14h46 16 janvier
France wants streaming services like Netflix and Amazon to invest a quarter of their sales in local productions. The rule is part of the country’s broader push for what it has dubbed its cultural sovereignty in the digital era.
French government denies report of Renault-Nissan breakup  12h29 14 janvier
French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire has denounced a report in Britain’s Financial Times claiming Japanese carmaker Nissan was preparing to end its alliance with France’s Renault in the wake of the downfall of former executive Carlos Ghosn.
Unions keep pressure on Macron in new pension protests  14h07 11 janvier
Trade unionists took to the streets of France Saturday for more protests against a controversial pension reform, just hours before the country’s premier was due to unveil new proposals to end the standoff. Yellow Vests also joined the action.
Uber co-founder Kalanick to resign at end of 2019  12h42 25 décembre
The co-founder of the ride-sharing app Uber has announced he is to leave the company’s board of directors at the end of 2019. Travis Kalanick was already pushed out as chief executive in 2017 amid scandals surrounding workplace culture and questionable business tactics.
Airbnb scores key legal victory over France in EU’s top court  14h53 19 décembre
France has lost out to Airbnb in a long-standing fight, after the European Union’s highest court rejected arguments that the home hosting site be subjected to rules regulating French estate agents.
Emissions reach record high with rich nations hit hardest by heatwaves, drought  15h20 04 décembre
At the Cop25 climate conference in Madrid, it has been revealed that carbon emissions will reach a record high this year - while scientists find that rich nations are among those hardest hit by climate-related disasters.