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Piotr Lipinski

France's Capgemini slightly raises bid on Altran after Elliott battle

14 Jan 2020

French consulting and IT services provider Capgemini slightly raised the price of its friendly bid for smaller rival Altran Technologies on Tuesday, in a last-ditch effort to win a six-month battle against U.S. activist fund Elliott.

European shares recover; French luxury stocks hit by U.S. tariff threat

03 Dec 2019

European shares bounced back on Tuesday from their sharpest decline in two months in the previous session, boosted by technology stocks, but gains were capped as investors grappled with prospects of fresh global trade disputes.

UPDATE 1-French payments firm Ingenico sees return to profit growth

12 Feb 2019

Feb 12 French payment processing firm Ingenico's new management forecast a return to core earnings growth this year, driven by its retail division and a steadier performance at its banks business that triggered profit warnings in 2018.

UPDATE 1-Agfa Gevaert says Kanteron Systems takeover offer "not interesting"

13 Sep 2018

Sept 13 Shares in digital imaging systems producer Agfa Gevaert climbed on Thursday after it said it had declined to engage in talks with privately-held Kanteron Systems regarding a potential takeover bid.

UPDATE 1-Proton therapy company IBA disappoints with first-half loss

23 Aug 2018

Aug 23 Belgian proton therapy company Ion Beam Applications on Thursday reported a bigger than expected loss for the first half of the year, but said revenue from installations of proton therapy machines would help to boost its performance in the second half.

Intertrust cuts profit forecast, shares fall to record low

25 Jul 2017

Intertrust , the Dutch fund and corporate services company, cut its full-year profit margin forecast on Tuesday due to one-off legal costs and a weak performance in its home market, sending its shares down 19 percent to a record low.

World News

Coronavirus outbreak 'getting bigger', WHO says

The rapid rise in coronavirus raised fears of a pandemic on Friday, with six countries reporting their first cases, the World Health Organization warning it could spread worldwide and Switzerland cancelling the giant Geneva car show.