Paul Taylor

Signs euro zone crisis may have turned corner

July 12, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – It’s too early to call the end of the euro zone crisis, but signs are growing that Europe may have turned a corner in its struggle to restore financial stability.

Analysis: Scandal shows risks of Sarkozy’s micro-management

July 9, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – A scandal over alleged illegal political donations by France’s richest woman has highlighted the way President Nicolas Sarkozy has centralised power more than any of his predecessors, seeking to pull all the strings.

French regulator sees G20 action on currencies

July 9, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – France will use its presidency of the Group of 20 major world economies next year to work for a global currency system that relates exchange rates to purchasing power, the country’s markets regulator said on Friday.

French heiress affair is half drama, half farce

July 7, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – You couldn’t make this stuff up. The political funding scandal gripping France is a thriller mixing the high drama of Corneille and the farce of Moliere.

Sarkozy denies illegal party funding report

July 6, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday denied allegations that his party had received illegal campaign donations in cash from France’s richest woman via the current labour minister, Eric Woerth.

Euro policymakers, markets further apart than ever

July 6, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Markets abhor a vacuum, and the perception gap between euro zone policymakers and financial professionals is almost certainly at its widest since the single European currency’s launch in 1999.

Analysis: Euro policymakers, markets further apart than ever

July 5, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Markets abhor a vacuum, and the perception gap between euro zone policymakers and financial professionals is almost certainly at its widest since the single European currency’s launch in 1999.