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The AFP provides 16 major news services, which are verified and broadcast in real time.

Thanks to its international network and editorial expertise, the AFP is able to provide high quality text services to press, audiovisual, mobile and online news professionals.

Taiwan growth slows in Q2 as exports plunge

Taiwan's economy grew at its slowest pace in three years in April-June, data showed Friday, hammered by a plunge in its key export sector and falling demand in China.

  1. 5.000
    dispatches, 1.250 as illustrated articles, per day
  2. 6
    major languages

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

  3. 23

    Stories delivered in XML format Metadata for optimal integration.

5000 dispatches, 1250 as illustrated articles, per day, 6 majors languages

The AFP’s text services provide everything from breaking news to features, reports, interviews and profiles.

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All news categories are covered, with a particular focus on politics, economics, sport and social issues.

All stories are subject to our rigorous rules on verification, contextualisation and perspective.

AFP journalists on the ground in France and around the world, at times of war and peace, constantly strive to meet the expectations of news professionals in terms of speed and reliability.



Each and everyday, an average of :

French: 1.500 stories
English: 700 stories
Spanish: 400 stories
Arabic: 250 stories
Deutsch: 200 stories
Portuguese: 150 stories


Coverage which is both regional and international

AFP covers both international and regional news. This is why every text service has its own specific regional identity combining world news and news from the continent and area where it is based.
AFP’s text services regularly publish editorial calendars and memos that enable our customers to plan news coverage. Regional agendas list major events scheduled to take place the following day, week and month. Detailed regional coverage forecasts are also updated and made available several times per day.
AFP’s network is present in 150 countries throughout the world. The Agency has some 2,200 employees, of 80 different nationalities who keep constant watch on developments, from a multicultural perspective. The responsiveness of the Agency’s network means that teams can be moved quickly to global hotspots.

AFP’s text products can be used either via access to the complete content of one or more services, or via a category based selection in one or more languages, according to client needs.

AFP’s text services are covered by a global news reporting policy, which also includes the photo, video, graphics and multimedia services.

Thousands of customers all over the world use AFP’s text services on a daily basis to meet their various needs:

  • News professionals
  • Suppliers and integrators of mobile and multimedia services
  • Companies and Institutions
  • Public screen network operators
  • Available languages: French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese
  • Metadata: keywords, IPTC, financial codes. All AFP stories contain themed keywords describing the key news points, along with IPTC tag names. Stories covering listed companies include the company’s stock market value code.
  • Availability: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Disseminated: internationally.
  • Delivery: satellite, FTP, download site AFP Forum
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 31/07/2015 09:06

    Lloyds profits rise despite further mis-selling costs

    Britain's state-rescued Lloyds Banking Group said on Friday that net profits rose by 31 percent in the first half, despite setting aside further funds for compensation for insurance mis-selling.

  • 31/07/2015 02:22

    Champions Celtic stronger than ever, says Deila

    Ronny Deila has warned Celtic's title rivals that the reigning champions are even better than last year as they begin their defence of the Scottish Premiership crown.

  • 31/07/2015 01:26

    Morrissey claims sex assault at US airport security

    Miserabilist songsmith Morrissey claims he was sexually assaulted by a US airport security guard who groped his penis -- but officials insisted Thursday they were following normal procedures.

  • 31/07/2015 00:54

    British PM's 'swarm' of migrants comment sparks outrage

    Prime Minister David Cameron faced heavy criticism Thursday for saying a "swarm" of migrants was trying to come to Britain, as authorities in France struggle to stop them crossing the Channel.

  • 30/07/2015 19:45

    Farah backed by UK Athletics after probe

    UK Athletics on Thursday revealed they had found no evidence of wrongdoing by Mo Farah in the initial findings of an investigation into allegations of doping against the British Olympic champion's coach.

  • 31/07/2015 09:20

    Taiwan growth slows in Q2 as exports plunge

    Taiwan's economy grew at its slowest pace in three years in April-June, data showed Friday, hammered by a plunge in its key export sector and falling demand in China.

  • 31/07/2015 09:03

    Airbus Group profits up 34 pct in first half 2015

    Airbus Group's net profits climbed 34 percent in the first half of the year to 1.5 billion euros ($1.6 billion), bolstered by the sale of its stake in fighter jet maker Dassault Aviation, the European aeronautics giant said Friday.

  • 31/07/2015 09:01

    Honda three-month profit jumps nearly 20% to $1.5 bn

    Honda said Friday that its net profit in the April-June quarter jumped nearly 20 percent thanks to cost cutting and a weak yen, offsetting the impact of an exploding air-bag crisis.

  • 31/07/2015 08:58

    Japan's Sharp says April-June loss widens to $274 mn

    Japanese electronics giant Sharp said Friday its net loss widened in the three months to June, as the embattled firm struggles through a restructuring and weak sales of its display panels and smartphones.

  • 31/07/2015 07:19

    Asia stocks mostly up, dollar edges lower

    Most Asian markets advanced Friday on a healthy batch of economic growth data out of the United States but Shanghai sank again after the previous day's sell-off.