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    1. March 19, 2016

      Airbus sells German defence arm to KKR for €1.1bn

      Airbus is selling its German defence electronics arm to private equity firm KKR, 18 months after first putting it up...

    2. February 29, 2016

      European industrials say stability begins at home

      Many of Europe’s largest industrial groups now regard their home continent as a source of stable growth amid the...

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      Western defence companies are on the back foot as deep cuts work their way through the...
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    1. February 23, 2016

      Thales chief confident of European defence spending resurgence

      Defence spending in Europe has reached a “turning point” after years of stagnation, according to Thales’s chief...

    2. February 3, 2016

      New York’s subway that never stops in need of urgent overhaul

      The millions of New Yorkers who pour out of crowded subway cars and into high-tech jobs in Manhattan every day would be...

    3. January 25, 2016

      French defence groups enjoy exports boom

      President François Hollande may have had little success reviving France’s sluggish economy, but his socialist...

    4. November 17, 2015

      Market rally is amorality tale

      Markets are often accused of being immoral. Claims that the jump in shares following the deaths of 129 people in Isis’s...

    5. October 15, 2015

      Drone completes first UK flight alongside commercial aircraft

      Drones could soon be flying alongside commercial aircraft in the skies above Britain after UK civil air traffic...

    6. September 8, 2015

      Polish defence splurge lures western manufacturers

      None of the world’s biggest companies would usually pay any attention to Kielce, a small, unremarkable post-industrial...

    7. August 12, 2015

      Europe plays catch-up with US in drone technology

      Locked away in a large shed in the north of England, surrounded by fields of cows, is one of Britain’s most closely...

    8. August 3, 2015

      Tube upgrade to arrive 4 years late at double original price

      A modernisation programme to overhaul signalling on some of the oldest parts of the London Underground is to be...

    9. July 17, 2015

      UK eager to claim its share at the final frontier

      Helen Sharman, the first Briton to go into space, is in flying form. In the 24 years since she flew up to the Mir space...

    10. July 15, 2015

      UK space start-ups to get boost from venture capital fund

      The UK space sector is to get a boost from corporate investors such as Thales and Airbus after they backed an £80m...

    11. June 23, 2015

      Defence contractors: Upward trajectory

      Donald Rumsfeld, the former US defence secretary, was fond of talking about “known knowns”. Western defence spending is...

    12. June 5, 2015

      At EDF, Lévy is handed his toughest business task yet

      More than 40 years ago, Jean-Bernard Lévy was at the same school as François Hollande in the Paris suburb of...

    13. May 15, 2015

      Henri Proglio loses his touch with France’s political elite

      Henri Proglio has thrived in a country where politics and business go hand in hand — until now. The son of vegetable...

    14. May 12, 2015

      Henri Proglio accuses France of treating him as a Russian spy

      Henri Proglio, one of France’s top businessmen, has accused the socialist government of treating him as a spy and a...

    15. April 21, 2015

      Raytheon and Airbus close in on $9bn Polish defence deals

      Raytheon and Airbus took big steps on Tuesday towards securing Polish defence contracts worth an estimated $9bn as the...

    16. March 3, 2015

      Lockheed and Raytheon face off over European missile deals

      Battle to protect Germany and Poland’s skies Two of the world’s biggest defence companies are battling over bids to...

    17. February 12, 2015

      Egypt agrees fighter jet deal with France

      Egypt is set to order 24 Rafale fighter jets alongside a warship and other related equipment, according to President...

    18. December 23, 2014

      Thales picks Henri Proglio as chairman

      Thales has appointed Henri Proglio, the former head of state-owned energy company EDF, as its non-executive chairman,...

    19. October 15, 2014

      French government ousts Proglio at EDF

      France’s socialist government is to oust Henri Proglio as chief executive of EDF, replacing him with Jean-Bernard Lévy,...

    20. September 19, 2014

      Industrial companies relieved at No vote

      British industry saluted Scotland’s decision , with the vote allaying fears over the future of the country’s aerospace...

    21. April 30, 2014

      Space industry plans win extra thrust

      A new National Space Security Policy will make the UK more resilient to disruption of space services – whether through...

    22. beyondbrics

      March 26, 2014

      Russia's Sukhoi eyes big jet deal with Chinese company

      Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aviation has reached a preliminary agreement to supply up to 100 Superjet-100’s to China in what...

    23. November 5, 2013

      Worst may still be to come for defence sector

      As US lawmakers squabbled over how to reduce the national deficit, increasing the risk they would trigger deep,...

    24. October 13, 2013

      Europe defence groups urge technology sharing

      Some of Europe’s biggest defence companies have called on their governments to help them win foreign contracts by...

    25. September 16, 2013

      Defence contractors face changes to long-term government ties

      At a dinner in the autumn of 1993 now known as “the last supper”, the US deputy secretary of defence told industry...

    26. September 16, 2013

      Thales chief laments group’s international market prowess

      The head of Thales has sharply criticised the defence electronics group’s failure to win the international business it...

    27. July 9, 2013

      Brussels joins €22bn stimulus initiative

      Brussels is to team up with a number of large European companies to co-invest more than €22bn in key sectors in an...

    28. June 30, 2013

      France sells down stake in Aéroports de Paris for €738m

      France has sold a chunk of its shares in Aéroports de Paris for €738m, as part of its programme of reducing state...

    29. June 16, 2013

      EADS: Focus shifts to profits after failed deal with BAE

      His much-cherished deal crashed and burnt, but Tom Enders, chief executive of EADS, has subsequently secured...

    30. June 16, 2013

      Drones: Delay over ground rules hampers civilian progress

      One of the UK army’s earliest modern drones was so notorious for not returning from its missions in Kosovo in the early...

    31. May 27, 2013

      Signalling: Cultural complexities play role in International Express upgrade

      Even by the multicultural standards of suburban New York City, the route of New York subway’s 7 train through Queens is...

    32. May 3, 2013

      UK plans to lead world in commercial use of pilotless drones

      Britain’s skies could soon be buzzing with pilotless drones fighting fires, assessing storm damage and delivering...

    33. May 2, 2013

      Inside Business: Dirigisme dies hard in France

      Arnaud Montebourg could hardly have chosen a more fitting day to launch his latest public assault on one of the world’s...

    34. April 15, 2013

      Succession planning helps fuel CEO turnover

      Planned turnover of chief executives at the world’s biggest companies has reached its highest level this century, as...

    35. April 4, 2013

      Inside Business: EADS still faces tests

      Changes at EADS are coming thick and fast. But whether they are far-reaching enough to make Europe’s leading aerospace...

    36. April 2, 2013

      EADS backs Ranque and €3.8bn buyback

      The new EADS board of directors on Tuesday elected Denis Ranque, former chief executive of Thales, as its new chairman....

    37. March 27, 2013

      EADS: ready for take-off

      If Tom Enders ever decides to quit EADS, could somebody offer him a job in Brussels? Anyone who can persuade France and...

    38. March 7, 2013

      Lagardère plans EADS stake sale

      Lagardère, the French media group, said on Thursday that it expected to sell its 7.4 per cent stake in EADS, the...

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