PARIS French drugmaker Sanofi has agreed a potential $2 billion (£1.6 billion) vaccines deal with Translate Bio , expanding their collaboration in development of an inoculation against COVID-19 and sending the U.S. biotech company's shares soaring.
PARIS French group Mediawan announced on Monday a raft of deals, including the acquisition of Lagardere Studios, as part of a broader expansion laid out by its founders, who will also establish a new holding company for the business.
PARIS Healthcare and clinical diagnostics company Novacyt , whose shares have surged on the back of its COVID-19 testing products, on Thursday announced the launch of three new products to support testing for the presence of the virus.
PARIS President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he was accelerating France's exit from its coronavirus lockdown and that the crisis had laid bare the country's need for greater economic independence.
PARIS French insurer AXA said on Wednesday it would pay a 2019 dividend to shareholders, ignoring calls from EU regulators to pause the payments and conserve cash to better weather the coronavirus outbreak.
PARIS High-flying shares in Novacyt dropped as much as 12% on Tuesday after the healthcare diagnostics firm said a French regulator had decided against approving the company's coronavirus test for reimbursement by the state.
PARIS Spanish broadcasting group Mediapro gave TF1 Group's stock a boost on Tuesday by agreeing to form a new soccer channel with France's biggest private TV operator to air top Ligue 1 league matches in the country.
PARIS France will allow restaurants, bars and cafes to reopen from June 2, though with more restrictions in Paris than elsewhere, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday as he announced the next phase in easing the country's coronavirus lockdown. | Video