Seven French startups test their development potential in Israel

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For the second year in a row, Business France, France’s public investment bank Bpifrance and the Medicen Paris Region cluster have organized a Healthcare French Tech Tour in Israel. The aim of this specially tailored immersion program in the Israel HealthTech ecosystem is to enable French startups to assess their development potential, forge technology partnerships, […]

France up one place in the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2017

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The annual IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook analyses the capacity of countries to stimulate and sustain business competitiveness, using a composite competitiveness index based on four pillars: economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency, and infrastructure. France gained one place overall in the 2017 standings, with particularly good showings for its world-leading infrastructure. Among other highlights, it […]

Business France puts on smart cities showcase in Singapore

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Business France organized a seminar showcasing French expertise in the construction and smart transport sectors on June 1, 2017 at the French Embassy in Singapore. Eight French companies presented their innovation solutions to a select audience of key decision-makers from the public sector (environment agencies, city planning officials, building specialists, industrial developers, transport agencies, etc.) […]

French union says deal reached to end petrol shortage

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France’s CGT trade union said a strike by transporters of hazardous materials that has caused fuel shortages could be wound down by the weekend after talks on Wednesday with the transport ministry. The hardline CGT called the strike, which triggered panic-buying at petrol stations across the country, demanding wage increases and better working conditions for […]