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Mathieu Rosemain

French court adviser favours Orange in $2.2 billion tax dispute

19 Oct 2020

PARIS An adviser to France's top administrative court favoured telecoms firm Orange on Monday in a long-lasting $2.2 billion tax dispute over writedowns it booked after acquiring a company in the mid-2000s.

France, Netherlands call for an EU watchdog to regulate tech giants

15 Oct 2020

PARIS/BERLIN France and the Netherlands on Thursday called for a European Union authority to regulate large tech companies such as Google and Facebook, whose dominance gives them effective internet gatekeeper status.

France, Netherlands call for an EU watchdog to regulate tech giants

15 Oct 2020

PARIS/BERLIN, Oct 15 France and the Netherlands called on Thursday for the creation of a European Union authority to regulate large tech companies such as Google and Facebook, whose dominance gives them effective gatekeeper status on the internet.

Publicis beats market expectations for second quarter in a row

15 Oct 2020

PARIS Publicis , the world's third-biggest advertising company, beat market expectations for the second quarter in a row with a less severe fall in sales than feared as the COVID crisis continues hit ad spending worldwide.

Lagardere boss gets seven-month reprieve over possible board reshuffle

14 Oct 2020

PARIS Lagardere's chief has won a seven-month delay over a possible board reshuffle at the Paris Match publisher after a French court said there was no need for an early shareholder meeting.

Exclusive: Iliad to gain EU nod for 3.5 billion euro Polish telecoms deal - sources

14 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS/PARIS French telecoms operator Iliad is poised to secure EU antitrust clearance for its 3.5 billion euro ($4.11 billion) takeover of Polish mobile group Play , people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Huawei ousted from heart of EU as Nokia wins Belgian 5G contracts

09 Oct 2020

STOCKHOLM/PARIS Orange and Proximus have picked Nokia to help build 5G networks in Belgium as they drop Huawei amid U.S. pressure to exclude the Chinese firm from supplying key telecoms equipment.

Exclusive: Orange venture in Belgium to replace Huawei mobile gear with Nokia kit - sources

09 Oct 2020

STOCKHOLM/PARIS Telecoms operators Orange Belgium and Proximus have decided to progressively replace Huawei-made mobile equipment in Belgium and Luxembourg with Nokia gear, two sources close to the matter said.

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