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Biotech group Novacyt announces deals for coronavirus test product

28 Feb 2020

PARIS Biotechnology company Novacyt on Friday announced deals for its "Primerdesign" product which is aimed at testing for the coronavirus currently afflicting China and other parts of the world.

Macron warns France that coronavirus epidemic is coming

27 Feb 2020

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said a coronavirus epidemic was inevitable in France as his government and others worldwide bolstered measures to fight the spread of infection.

Alstom, Bombardier shares fall after $6.7 billion rail deal

18 Feb 2020

PARIS/MONTREAL Shares of Alstom SA and Montreal-based Bombardier Inc fell on Tuesday after the French firm agreed to buy its Canadian rival's rail division for up to 6.2 billion euros ($6.7 billion), a deal likely to draw scrutiny from competition regulators and unions concerned about job cuts.

Alstom in talks over $7 billion Bombardier rail deal

17 Feb 2020

PARIS France's Alstom is in talks to buy the train business of Canada's Bombardier in a potential $7 billion deal that marks the latest attempt by Western rail companies to bulk up in the face of Chinese competition. | Video

Macron's candidate for Paris mayor quits over sexting row

14 Feb 2020

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron suffered a setback on Friday when one of his closest lieutenants, Benjamin Griveaux, pulled out of the race to become mayor of Paris after it was alleged he sent sexual images to a woman who is not his wife. | Video

Airbus, Quebec to buy out Bombardier's A220 stake

13 Feb 2020

PARIS Airbus has teamed up with the Quebec government to buy Bombardier's 33.5% stake in the A220 passenger jet program, completing the Canadian firm's exit from civil aviation and boosting Airbus's position in a new battleground with Boeing.

Biotech company Novacyt seeks emergency approval for coronavirus test

07 Feb 2020

PARIS Biotechnology company Novacyt has applied for emergency approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as it races to roll out a product that tests for the coronavirus, the company said on Friday.

Worldline's $8.7 billionico deal to create European payments leader

03 Feb 2020

PARIS Payments company Worldline agreed on Monday to buy French rival Ingenico in a 7.8 billion euro ($8.7 billion) deal, creating a European leader in a sector trying to keep up with fast-changing consumer habits and technologies.

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