Was the French government's pandemic aid to businesses too generous?

As the French government begins to wind down some of its Covid-19 support to businesses, economists are debating the merits of the strategy used during the pandemic. For many, the furlough scheme and grant aid were essential to surviving the crisis, whereas others argue they profited from the help available. But first, we report on comments by Japan's finance minister ahead of the G7 meeting later this week, which will discuss plans to overhaul the global corporate tax system.

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