Export and Import Partners of France

France is one of the largest economies in Europe and the world. With an estimated GDP of $2.6 Trillion in 2015 based on purchasing power parity the French economy is the 11th largest in the world. France is a major player in international trade.Similar to other major developed European nations France trades with a diversified set …

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Which French Companies Are Global Multinationals?

The 32 largest French firms appearing in the Fortune Global 500 List for 2012 are listed below. These firms were ranked based on revenues. These companies can be considered as France’s multinational giants.     Source: Fortune Global 500, Fortune Carrefour SA (CRRFY) is one of the world’s largest retailers. It is bigger than US giant Walmart(WMT) …

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The List of ADRs Subject to the French Financial Transaction Tax

France instituted a Financial Transaction Tax on some French stocks earlier this year. The companies falling under this new regulation are based on the following condition: Listed on a French or foreign regulated market. Issued by a company whose headquartered in France and whose capitalisation exceeds one billion euro on 1 December, 2011. The list …

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French ADR Stocks to be Hit with Financial Transaction Tax (FTT)

The French President Francois Hollande has introduced a tax on financial transactions effective  August 2, 2012. This tax of 0.2% applies on all stock purchases of publicly traded French companies with market capitalization of over over one billion Euros. France has become the first country to introduce this tax. While one goal of this tax is …

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French and German Equity Markets Are Cheap Based On Valuation

The CAC-40 and DAX indices are down 17.9% and 13.7% as of Nov 4, 2011. Both these indices were off much higher in early October but have since recovered some of the losses as some clarity has began to emerge on the solution to the Euro crisis. Click to enlarge Source: Yahoo Finance French and …

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