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    1. March 17, 2014

      Caisse des Dépôts considers offloading Veolia Environnement stake

      French sovereign wealth fund Caisse des Dépôts is considering selling its nearly 9 per cent stake in Veolia Environnement,...

    2. August 5, 2013

      Veolia says overhaul on track despite profits falling

      Veolia Environnement insisted a big strategic overhaul was on track despite reporting a slump in first-half profits on...

    1. February 28, 2013

      Resilient Veolia chief looks to growth

      Exactly a year after surviving a boardroom putsch led by one of the most powerful figures in French business, Antoine Frérot...

    2. February 6, 2013

      Total in talks to sell TIGF arm

      Total, the French oil major, has entered exclusive talks with a consortium led by Snam of Italy to sell its natural gas...

    3. December 5, 2012

      GDF Suez warns of lower profits next year

      GDF Suez, the French power generator, warned profits in 2013 and 2014 will fall because of harsh conditions in its...

    4. October 17, 2012

      France launches public investment bank

      France’s Socialist government has moved to fulfil François Hollande’s top election pledge for stimulating business growth by...

    5. June 25, 2012

      S&P cut Groupama credit rating to ‘junk’

      Groupama, the troubled French insurer, has had its credit rating cut to junk by Standard & Poor’s, which described the...

    6. March 1, 2012

      Veolia in talks to sell Transdev holding

      Veolia has entered exclusive talks to sell part of its 50 per cent share in Transdev, one of the world’s largest public...

    7. February 29, 2012

      Veolia chief wins board backing

      Antoine Frérot has won a stay of execution at the helm of Veolia after the board of the French water and waste group said it...

    8. February 21, 2012

      Proglio’s putsch causes ripples at Veolia

      Henri Proglio’s putsch against the chief executive of Veolia, the world’s biggest water utility by sales, offers a...

    9. February 9, 2012

      Paris invests in Dexia to salvage lending deal

      The French government is to invest directly in the municipal finance unit of Dexia, the stricken Belgian bank, in order to...

    10. January 24, 2012

      S&P downgrades French banks

      The loss of France’s long-cherished triple A sovereign debt status spilt over into its banking sector on Tuesday as Standard...

    11. January 7, 2012

      Plan to nationalise Dexia finance unit

      Parts of the French municipal lending business of Dexia could be nationalised, signalling that a complicated deal to...

    12. December 6, 2011

      Veolia in €5bn fire sale of assets

      Veolia, the world’s biggest water utility by sales, has been forced into a €5bn fire sale of assets as its senior managers...

    13. December 6, 2011

      Veolia: back to basics

      At last, someone who knows what a “big bazooka” is. Veolia, the French utility that operates public transport, water and...

    14. December 5, 2011

      Veolia to dispose of stake in Transdev

      Veolia, the French utility, is to seek buyers for its 50 per cent stake in Transdev, one of the world’s leading public...

    15. October 20, 2011

      CDC assumes critical role over Dexia

      The role of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations in protecting France’s public finances has a long pedigree. Created 195...

    16. October 10, 2011

      ‘Bad bank’ key to new Dexia structure

      Pierre Mariani, chief executive of Dexia, bristled on Monday morning when analysts used the term “bad bank” to refer to what...

    17. October 10, 2011

      Dexia agrees to Belgian bail-out

      Belgium’s nationalisation of the domestic operations of Dexia was formally agreed in the early hours of Monday by the bank’s...

    18. October 9, 2011

      CDC steps in to aid French municipalities

      The Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations is nicknamed the “armed wing” of France’s Treasury for the role it plays as a...

    19. October 9, 2011

      Deal reached on break-up of stricken Dexia

      Belgium will pay €4bn to take over the domestic retail banking arm of Dexia after it agreed with France on Sunday the terms...

    20. October 7, 2011

      Dexia to be dismantled over weekend

      Belgium over the weekend will seek to carve out and nationalise the Belgian arm of Dexia from the rest of the ailing bank,...

    21. October 7, 2011

      S&P downgrades Dexia divisions

      Standard & Poor’s on Friday downgraded Dexia’s main subsidiaries, as the Belgian government met to determine the bank’s...

    22. October 3, 2011

      Eurozone problems hit global markets

      Global equities fell sharply from Hong Kong to New York as Europe’s sovereign debt crisis forced Dexia, the Franco-Belgian...

    23. October 3, 2011

      Dexia threatened with downgrade

      Dexia, the Franco-Belgian banking group, on Monday was put on a negative downgrade watch by Moody’s, which cited concerns...

    24. March 4, 2011

      GDF Suez expects earnings boost

      Gérard Mestrallet, chief executive of GDF Suez, pledged a 32 per cent increase in operating profits over the next three...

    25. April 5, 2010

      SNCF plan might derail freight initiative

      A plan to introduce a key cost-saving method from the North American railways in France looks doomed after the main...

    26. February 22, 2010

      Wading into Greek quicksand

      So we now know the trick. France and Germany’s contingency plan to bail out Greece would use their state-owned banks, CDC...

    27. January 28, 2010

      SNCF on European track with Arriva talks

      The tie-up talks between France’s state-owned SNCF and Sunderland-based Arriva are part of a wave of transactions across...

    28. July 23, 2009

      CDC in talks to create public transport group

      France’s state-owned bank has begun exclusive talks to create a new “global leader” in public transport, by merging...

    29. June 18, 2009

      Orange sees red over France’s new telecoms licence

      It is a tough task introducing more competition in France. There is always the chance that the best of intentions are soured...

    30. May 1, 2009

      Med investment project launched

      The Union for the Mediterranean, the regional grouping formed last year on the initiative of Nicolas Sarkozy, the president...

    31. April 14, 2009

      France moves to revive rail freight

      The French government is turning to a Pittsburgh-based investor in its efforts to revive rail freight and stem losses at the...

    32. November 4, 2008

      Privatisation goes on hold on both sides of the Rhine

      Governments on both sides of the Atlantic are rediscovering these days the virtues of national ownership as they continue...

    33. November 4, 2008

      Privatisation goes on hold on both sides of the Rhine

      Governments on both sides of the Atlantic are rediscovering these days the virtues of national ownership as they continue...

    34. November 3, 2008

      Privatisation on hold each side of the Rhine

      Governments on both sides of the Atlantic are rediscovering these days the virtues of national ownership as they continue to...

    35. November 3, 2008

      San Miguel sets course for its biggest shift

      San Miguel, the biggest food and drinks maker in the Philippines, has approved moves to acquire large stakes in three...

    36. April 6, 2008

      US buy-outs lose appeal of scale

      Bank of Ireland Asset Management turns out to be one of the latest of several foreign firms to get its fingers burned in the...

    37. January 9, 2008

      Some shine comes off Apple’s image

      You can download whole albums from iTunes almost instantly at the click of a mouse. So British music-lovers have a right to...

    38. January 9, 2008

      Profumo founders in Italy’s waters

      Alessandro Profumo spent Christmas chasing sharks in the Maldives, but his holiday ended somewhat abruptly when his yacht...

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