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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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