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Euronext and Italy's CDP confirm talks to bid for Borsa Italiana

11 Sep 2020

MILAN/PARIS/LONDON Euronext and Italy's Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) confirmed on Friday they were in talks to make a joint bid for Borsa Italiana, as Germany's Deutsche Boerse submitted a rival offer and one from Swiss exchange Six was expected.

UPDATE 1-Some sense in possible Veolia-Suez deal -French PM

03 Sep 2020

PARIS, Sept 3 There is some industrial logic regarding a possible takeover of French utility Suez by domestic peer Veolia, French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday, adding it was important that jobs be preserved in any deal.

France and Germany: we can give Navalny medical care in Europe

21 Aug 2020

PARIS Germany and France offered on Thursday to provide medical care on their soil for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is gravely ill after aides said he was poisoned.

France speeds up plans to mandate face masks over COVID-19 fears

16 Jul 2020

PARIS France accelerated plans on Thursday to make it compulsory to wear face masks in enclosed public spaces because of concerns about renewed flare-ups of COVID-19.

EU may need $1.7 trillion post-coronavirus package: French EU commissioner

21 Apr 2020

PARIS An economic support package being readied to help the European Union recover from the coronavirus crisis may need be to worth around 1.6 trillion euros ($1.7 trillion), the EU's industry chief Thierry Breton said on Tuesday.

Airbus adds 15 billion euro credit line, scraps dividend

23 Mar 2020

PARIS Airbus boosted its liquidity with a 15 billion euro (13.9 billion pounds) expanded credit facility on Monday while suspending its 2020 outlook in response to the coronavirus crisis that has grounded much of the global airlines fleet.

Retailer Casino to sell Leader Price assets in France to Aldi

20 Mar 2020

PARIS Debt-laden French retailer Casino has agreed to sell 567 Leader Price stores in France, plus three warehouses, to German discount rival Aldi in a deal with an enterprise value of 735 million euros (670.6 million pounds), it said on Friday.

Huawei to build French factory regardless of 5G decision, executive says

04 Mar 2020

PARIS Huawei [HWT.UL] will build a factory in France regardless of the government's decision on whether to use its equipment in a new 5G network, an executive at the Chinese telecoms giant said. | Video

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