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Vivendi says Universal draws interest from other investors

17 Oct 2019

PARIS Vivendi said on Thursday that investors other than China's Tencent Holdings Ltd had shown interest in buying a minority stake in the French media firm's music division Universal.

Time running out to get off Amazon's addictive cloud French minister warns

15 Oct 2019

PARIS Amazon's cloud computing is like a "soft drug", a French minister said on Tuesday, warning that time was running out for Europe to wean itself off the U.S. company's services.

Publicis CEO under pressure following second sales target cut

10 Oct 2019

PARIS Publicis' chief executive Arthur Sadoun appeared under pressure on Thursday following a second cut to the full-year sales target of the world's third-biggest advertising group.

France's Macron bets on private-sector funding to fuel startup push

17 Sep 2019

PARIS France aims to raise 5 billion euros ($5.53 billion) in funds from private-sector investors to give French startup companies a leg up and help the most promising ones grow further, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.

Google to pay $1 billion in France to settle fiscal fraud probe

12 Sep 2019

PARIS Google agreed to pay close to 1 billion euros ($1.10 billion) to French authorities to settle a fiscal fraud probe that began four years ago in a deal that may create a legal precedent for other large tech companies present in the country.

UPDATE 1-Bouygues' profits jump on back of growth at telecoms and TV arms

29 Aug 2019

PARIS, Aug 29 Bouygues posted a better-than-expected first-half core operating profit, as its telecoms and TV units helped offset weakness at the French conglomerate's construction businesses.

China's Tencent talking to Vivendi about stake in Lady Gaga's label

07 Aug 2019

PARIS/BEIJING China's Tencent Holdings Ltd is in talks to buy up to 20% of Universal Music Group (UMG) from Vivendi SA , valuing the music label of Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and the Beatles at around 30 billion euros ($34 billion), as both firms look to expand in a recovering global music market. | Video

UPDATE 1-Altice Europe lifts targets after swinging back to growth in France

31 Jul 2019

PARIS, July 31 Cable and telecoms group Altice Europe lifted its full-year targets on Wednesday after its French division swung back to growth in the second quarter, signalling that a turnaround was underway in its main market.

Vivendi's Universal reports stellar results ahead of possible partial sale

25 Jul 2019

PARIS Stellar first-half results at Vivendi's Universal Music Group (UMG) are raising the stakes for the sale of part of the French media giant's most-prized asset, coming on the back of robust sales in online streaming and CDs.

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