Paul Taylor

Algeria War wounds still bleed in French politics

By Paul Taylor
October 28, 2010

algiers barricade (Photo: Algiers barricade by French settlers backing General Jacques Massu, January 1960/Michel Marcheux)

Nearly 50 years after Algeria won independence from France, the unhealed wounds of the war of decolonisation keep wrenching at French society and could play a key role in the 2012 presidential election.

Iran’s Khamenei scores points with cleric critics

By Paul Taylor
October 21, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, appears to have scored a political success by gathering leading clerics in the holy city of Qom around him in a show of unity after months of in-fighting.

Analysis – Divided ECB faces widening policy dilemmas

By Paul Taylor
October 18, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – A divided European Central Bank faces mounting policy dilemmas that are set to make Jean-Claude Trichet’s final year as president probably the most difficult since he took the helm of the single currency area in 2003.

Divided ECB faces widening policy dilemmas

By Paul Taylor
October 18, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – A divided European Central Bank faces mounting policy dilemmas that are set to make Jean-Claude Trichet’s final year as president probably the most difficult since he took the helm of the single currency area in 2003.

EU urges faster yuan rise; China demurs

By Paul Taylor
October 5, 2010

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Euro area policymakers pressed China on Tuesday for a faster appreciation of its currency to help rebalance the world economy but said Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao had differed with them.

EU urges faster yuan rise

By Paul Taylor
October 5, 2010

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Euro area policymakers pressed China on Tuesday for a faster appreciation of its currency to help rebalance the world economy but said Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao had differed with them.

Analysis: Sarkozy gambles on China in G20 forex drive

By Paul Taylor
October 4, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Nicolas Sarkozy is gambling on drawing China into a multilateral dialogue on currency stability as the centerpiece of his forthcoming presidency of the G20 economic leadership forum.

Harsher sanctions won’t solve euro zone’s problems

By Paul Taylor
October 4, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Harsher enforcement of Europe’s much abused budget rules may assuage the bloc’s German paymaster, but it won’t solve the euro zone’s deeper problems.

Analysis – Harsher sanctions won’t solve euro zone’s problems

By Paul Taylor
October 4, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Harsher enforcement of Europe’s much abused budget rules may assuage the bloc’s German paymaster, but it won’t solve the euro zone’s deeper problems.