PARIS - France's Bouygues Telecom has agreed to sell its mobile network and much of its spectrum to smaller rival Iliad as a way to head off competition regulators' concerns about its pending bid for Vivendi's SFR.
PARIS - France expressed optimism on Friday over its ties with China in nuclear energy and aerospace in a sign of possible business deals when China's Xi Jinping makes his first trip as president to Europe in late March.
PARIS/TOKYO - Japanese retailer Aeon denied a newspaper report that it was in talks with India's Bharti Group to set up a retail joint venture in India, while France's Carrefour declined to comment on whether it was also talking to Bharti.
PARIS - France's foreign minister said on Friday that if a first round of sanctions did not succeed against Russia in the wake of its military intervention in Ukraine, a second could follow, targeting Russian businesses and people close to President Vladimir Putin.
PARIS - France is facing pressure to deliver on long-promised, deep budget savings in the next couple of weeks to keep the increasingly strained faith of its EU partners, bond markets and ratings agencies.
PARIS - BNP Paribas , France's biggest bank, has suspended its head of spot currency trading as part of a long-running global investigation into possible currency market manipulation, the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.
PARIS - Orange shares jumped to a four-month high on Thursday after France's largest telecom operator forecast stable margins this year and higher core profit than analysts were expecting.
PARIS - France's unemployment rate fell to 10.2 percent in the fourth quarter, providing the first quarterly decline in two years and a boost for President Francois Hollande.
PARIS - Longchamp, one of France's leading handbag makers, plans to increase its presence in China, its chief executive said, in sharp contrast to retrenchment by rivals and despite the economic slowdown and changing consumer culture there.
BRUSSELS - The European Commission put Italy on Wednesday on its watch list because of the country's very high public debt and weak competitiveness and warned France that will miss agreed budget deficit reduction targets unless it takes action. | Video
The criminal complaint against Ross William Ulbricht, known as "Dread Pirate Roberts."