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France fights back over U.S. tariff threat to champagne, cheese

03 Dec 2019

PARIS/LONDON France and the European Union said on Tuesday they were ready to retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump acted on a threat to impose duties of up to 100% on imports of champagne, handbags and other French products worth $2.4 billion. | Video

France fights back over U.S. tariff threat to champagne, cheese

03 Dec 2019

PARIS/LONDON France and the European Union said on Tuesday they were ready to retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump acted on a threat to impose duties of up to 100% on imports of champagne, handbags and other French products worth $2.4 billion.

Manchester City owner scores $4.8 billion price tag with stake sale

27 Nov 2019

LONDON/PARIS Manchester City's Abu Dhabi-controlled owner has agreed to sell a $500 million stake to U.S. private equity firm Silver Lake, making it the world's most valuable soccer group with a $4.8 billion (£3.7 billion) price tag. | Video

France will soften, not give up pension reform ahead of strikes

27 Nov 2019

PARIS The French government is willing to compromise on its pension reform but will not abandon plans to rebuild a system that allows some workers to retire in their fifties, it said on Wednesday, a week before a planned transport workers' strike.

Hedge fund Elliott keeps up pressure on Capgemini for higher Altran offer

27 Nov 2019

PARIS Activist hedge fund Elliott tried again to squeeze a higher offer from France's Capgemini for rival Altran , saying why it thought the offer undervalued the company in which the fund manager holds a stake.

Altice Europe to buy telecoms fibre company Covage for $1.1 billion

25 Nov 2019

PARIS Debt-ridden telecoms and cable company Altice Europe said it would acquire French fibre wholesale operator Covage for about 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion), expanding the range of its fibre network business.

Euronext, SIX Group square up for battle for Madrid bourse

18 Nov 2019

PARIS/ZURICH Pan-European stock market operator Euronext and Switzerland's SIX sparked a bidding war for Spain’s Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles (BME) on Monday, with both trying to snap up one of Europe’s last standalone stock exchanges.

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