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#FairnessFirst: Are we on track for 50/50 by 2020?

With gender equality more under the spotlight last year than ever before, many in the marketing and entertainment industry pledged '50/50 by 2020'. With just six months to go before 2020 is a reality and no longer a mythical spot in the future, are those goals on track? Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, head of UN Women, shared insights at the recent Women Deliver conference...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

FRANCE

Nokia renaissance sees profits climb

PARIS, FRANCE: Finnish telecommunications equipment company Nokia jumped back into profit in the second quarter boosted by restructuring after it lost its leading position in handsets and sold its phone division to Microsoft.

25 Jul 2014

FRANCE

AFP gets first woman global news chief

PARIS, FRANCE: Agence France-Presse has for the first time named a woman to head its global operations after News Director Philippe Massonnet announced he was stepping down.

24 Jun 2014

FRANCE

Bouygues Telecom cuts workforce by nearly 20%

PARIS, FRANCE: Struggling French telecommunications company Bouygues Telecom said it will cut nearly 20% of its workforce in a move to help it survive in the struggling sector.

12 Jun 2014

FRANCE

Alcatel-Lucent to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide

PARIS, FRANCE: French telecommunications-equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent will cut 15,000 jobs worldwide, but create 5,000 other posts, financial newspaper Les Echos said on the company's website on Monday (7 October).

8 Oct 2013

FRANCE

Travel chaos grips France

PARIS, FRANCE: Thousands of flights in and out of French airports were cancelled on Wednesday as a strike by air traffic controllers intensified just hours before a nationwide rail strike was due to start.

13 Jun 2013

FRANCE

Flights disrupted as controllers strike

PARIS - Hundreds of flights in France were cancelled on Tuesday (11 June) as air traffic controllers went on strike against changes to a long-running EU project aimed at creating a single European airspace.

12 Jun 2013

FRANCE

Michelin slashes jobs, boosts production

PARIS, FRANCE: Tyre maker Michelin said on Monday (10 June) it would stop making truck tyres at one of its French factories by 2015, slashing 700 jobs, due to plummeting demand in Europe.

11 Jun 2013

FRANCE

France downgraded by IMF amid poor growth

PARIS, FRANCE: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday (4 June) that France must keep up its momentum on the reforms launched by the government a year ago to remove obstacles preventing the country from jump-starting economic growth and creating badly-needed jobs.

5 Jun 2013

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