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  1. September 29, 2013

    Nestlé scrutinises its L’Oréal stake

    When Nestlé investors gather at the company’s Vevey headquarters for a two-day seminar on Monday, there will be one question...

  2. FT Alphaville

    July 29, 2013

    France sallies forth into pari passu case, shows more esprit than Washington surrender monkeys

    Quelle blague with the pari passu saga, sometimes. You go to all this effort to scare off the IMF from so much as bleating...

  1. July 1, 2013

    French competition watchdog probes Apple resale practices

    France’s competition watchdog has raided a number of Apple premises and those of some of its French retailers and...

  2. June 16, 2013

    French companies adopt ‘say on pay’ to avert legislation

    French companies, under pressure from the Socialist government, have agreed a new set of corporate governance rules...

  3. April 15, 2013

    Pearson to sell BDFM stake to Times Media

    South Africa’s Times Media Group has reached an agreement with Pearson to acquire the UK-listed company’s 50 per cent stake...

  4. February 22, 2013

    ‘Le French-bashing’ misses the mark

    Maurice Taylor, chief executive of the Titan tyre company, first came to public attention in the US in 1996 when he ran, or...

  5. February 13, 2013

    Low growth forces Hollande retreat

    France’s socialist government has signalled that it will not hit its targets for cutting the deficit as the economy falters,...

  6. December 14, 2012

    Hollande under pressure to show his hand

    As if a bruising battle with steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal were not enough, François Hollande’s socialist government this...

  7. November 28, 2012

    Le Monde hit by sudden death of editor

    Erik Izraelewicz, executive editor of Le Monde and one of France’s most prominent journalists, has died suddenly at the age...

  8. November 26, 2012

    Mittal and Hollande in ‘blackmail’ talks

    Lakshmi Mittal will fly into Paris on Tuesday for emergency talks with the president of France over an extraordinary...

  9. October 9, 2012

    ST-Ericsson move lifts STMicroelectronics

    Confirmation that STMicroelectronics is exploring “strategic options” for its lossmaking ST-Ericsson arm triggered buying of...

  10. September 1, 2012

    France agrees rescue for mortgage lender

    PARIS, Sept 1 – The French government said on Saturday it had agreed to rescue troubled mortgage provider Crédit Immobilier...

  11. June 19, 2012

    French business frustration boils over

    When David Cameron, Britain’s conservative prime minister, was relayed on French radio news programmes on Tuesday morning...

  12. June 19, 2012

    French business takes aim at Hollande tax plans

    French business has strongly attacked the new Socialist government’s plans to raise taxes and impose other restrictions on...

  13. April 30, 2012

    Hollande warns of hidden jobs axe

    French business is storing up thousands of job losses until after the presidential election, according to François Hollande,...

  14. FT Alphaville

    January 13, 2012

    Rate as I say, not as I do

    From the European Commission in November: 2. More transparent and more frequent sovereign debt ratings. Member States would...

  15. December 28, 2011

    Jobless rise puts pressure on Sarkozy

    In contrast to the resilience of neighbouring Germany, a sharp rise in unemployment has underscored the gloomy economic...

  16. 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...

  17. FT Alphaville

    October 3, 2011

    Dexia en chute encore

    Sauver le financement des collectivités, oui, sauver le soldat Dexia, non! …Or Dexia, getting in trouble, again. There’s a...

  18. FT Alphaville

    May 27, 2011

    Oh dear oh Dexia [updated]

    Update (1215 UK time): It was an accelerated asset sale, as Les Echos reported below, but quite a nasty one — into fire sale...

  19. May 10, 2011

    Safran and Thales resume asset swap talks

    Safran and Thales have resumed talks on asset swaps as the French government seeks to streamline procurement involving the...

  20. April 13, 2011

    Safran victim of cyberattacks

    Safran says it was the victim of two cyberattacks in what is believed to be an attempted case of espionage at the French...

  21. April 1, 2011

    Hermès looks to sell Gaultier shareholding

    French luxury group Hermès is looking to divest its 45 per cent shareholding in fashion house Jean-Paul Gaultier, a year...

  22. Money Supply

    February 15, 2011

    Willkommen Herr Draghi

    Showing masterly timing, Mario Draghi, Italy’s central bank governor - fast becoming the frontrunner to succeed Jean-Claude...

  23. February 9, 2011

    Le Monde to elect editorial director

    Journalists at Le Monde, the venerable French newspaper of record, will on Thursday decide who will lead them into a new...

  24. February 4, 2011

    French mobile groups to take on PayPal

    France’s three big mobile phone operators are to create the first French online payments service and a competitor to Ebay’s...

  25. FT Alphaville

    December 20, 2010

    Defence of the realm - Chip & Pin edition

    First yoghurts and now seemingly chip and pin machines are vital to France’s national interest, according to reports out of...

  26. December 16, 2010

    Eurozone worries slow December rally

    The December rally continued in Europe as the wider equity markets climbed higher. But gains across the region were limited...

  27. December 13, 2010

    Kuwait’s Areva stake deal includes put option

    Kuwait’s sovereign wealth fund will be able to sell its 4.8 per cent stake in the French nuclear group Areva back to the...

  28. September 24, 2010

    France pulls back on bank tax plan

    France expects to raise €400m ($535m) from its planned bank tax, considerably less than the UK and Germany, amid signs of a...

  29. September 23, 2010

    Package of measures on table at Basel

    Global financial regulators are debating an interlocking menu of measures to reduce risk at the world’s largest banks to...

  30. September 23, 2010

    GDF Suez pulls out of key reactor project

    The future for France’s new-generation nuclear technology is looking uncertain after it emerged that GDF Suez, the world’s...

  31. July 15, 2010

    Time to focus energy on avoiding future disasters

    As BP makes its latest attempt to plug the devastating oil leak in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, it may be time for...

  32. July 6, 2010

    Eurozone surges away from losing streak

    Stocks across the eurozone surged on Tuesday as investors looked to pick up oversold shares, helping the region’s benchmark...

  33. June 24, 2010

    Lagarde aims for €1bn from bank tax

    The French government intends to raise between €300m and €1bn ($1.23bn) a year from its planned bank levy, considerably less...

  34. June 12, 2010

    Sarkozy intervenes to try to block Le Monde bid

    The race to recapitalise Le Monde took a new turn yesterday when it emerged that President Nicolas Sarkozy intervened...

  35. June 12, 2010

    Sarkozy opposes bidders for Le Monde

    The race to recapitalise Le Monde took a new turn yesterday when it emerged that Nicolas Sarkozy had intervened against the...

  36. June 11, 2010

    Sarkozy seeks to block bid for Le Monde

    The race to recapitalise Le Monde took a new turn on Friday when it emerged that President Nicolas Sarkozy intervened...

  37. May 12, 2010

    Sarkozy triumphs in his bid to rewrite the rules

    The French government yesterday vowed to "reinvent the European model", describing the €750bn plan to prop up the eurozone...

  38. May 12, 2010

    Sarkozy triumphs in bid to rewrite rules

    The French government vowed on Tuesday to “reinvent the European model”, describing the €750bn plan to prop up the eurozone...

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