France warns it will block development of Facebook Libra in Europe

World Sep 12, 2019

France warns it will block development of Facebook Libra in Europe

France warned Thursday it will block development of Facebook Inc.'s planned Libra cryptocurrency in Europe because it threatens the "monetary sovereignty" of governments. "I want to be absolutely clear: In these conditions, we cannot authorize the development of Libra on European soil," Bruno Le Maire ...

U.S. objections to French tech tax overshadow G-7 finance meet

Business Jul 18, 2019

U.S. objections to French tech tax overshadow G-7 finance meet

The Trump administration is objecting to France's plan to tax Facebook, Google and other U.S. tech giants, a rift that's overshadowing talks between seven longtime allies this week on issues ranging from digital currencies to trade. As finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich ...