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    1. Fast FT

      April 4, 2016

      Bouygues on track for worst day in more than 17 years

      Telecoms shares are populating the table of the biggest fallers in European equities this morning after merger talks...

    2. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      Bouygues and Orange warn on faltering talks

      Bouygues has delayed a decision on whether to sell its telecoms business to Orange, saying that talks with France’s...

    1. March 22, 2016

      Grenoble, France

      Number of new start-ups a year 20-40 Student population 65,000 (41% in science) Number of jobs in software and big data...

    2. Fast FT

      March 17, 2016

      French government pledges support to EDF 'if needed'

      France’s Socialist government has thrown its financial support behind EDF, pledging to come to the aid of the embattled...

    3. Fast FT

      March 9, 2016

      Lagardère confirms exit of longstanding CFO

      Lagardère said that its long-serving finance director would be leaving the group in a move that raises questions about...

    4. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Darty shares jump 10% after Steinhoff takeover approach

      Shares in Darty, the UK listed electricals retailer, have jumped by more than 10 per cent in early trading, as the...

    5. Fast FT

      March 1, 2016

      Steinhoff unit mulls bid for Darty

      A unit of South African retailing group Steinhoff International is considering a bid for UK-listed white-goods chain...

    6. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      Google CEO Pichai in Brussels amid Android probe

      Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, is in Brussels on Thursday to meet the EU’s competition chief, just as the...

    7. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      Publicis, Natixis, Adidas shares quick off the block

      Publicis, Natixis and Adidas are the first off the blocks this morning, sprinting to the top of the pan-European FTSE...

    8. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      US offsets European weakness for Publicis

      Publicis reported substantially higher revenue growth than expected during the last three months of 2015 as strong...

    9. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Casino shares jumping as it sells stake in Thai hypermarkets

      Shares in Casino Guichard are at their highest level in two months after the French supermarket chain, which last year...

    10. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      LVMH sales buck global economic slowdown

      The good times continue to roll for luxury goods giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Sales at the world’s largest...

    11. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      French justice minister resigns after spat over terrorism

      Christiane Taubira has resigned as France’s minister of justice, the country’s presidency said in a statement Wednesday...

    12. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Flights cancelled, tyres burning: France faces mass strikes

      France was braced for mass strikes Tuesday as taxi drivers, air traffic controllers, civil servants and teachers...

    13. January 15, 2016

      André Courrèges, fashion designer, 1923-2016

      For five startling years in the 1960s, André Courrèges was the future. Thrusting Parisian haute couture into a brave...

    14. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      French drug trial accident leaves one 'brain dead'

      One person has been left “brain dead” and five others hospitalised after a “serious accident” in a drug trial in...

    15. Fast FT

      January 5, 2016

      Bouygues, Orange confirm tie-up talks

      It’s official. Orange and Bouygues Telecom, France’s first and third biggest mobile operators, have confirmed they are...

    16. Fast FT

      December 10, 2015

      Publicis loses L’Oréal ad account to rival WPP

      Publicis has lost L’Oréal’s media account in North America to arch-rival WPP, adding to the French advertising group’s...

    17. November 14, 2015

      Paris attacks: How a night of terror unfolded in French capital

      The worst terrorist attack in French history began with a blast outside the Stade de France, where President François...

    18. October 17, 2014

      Vincent Bolloré seeks majority control of Havas

      French billionaire Vincent Bolloré plans to launch a share-exchange offer to gain majority control of advertising group...

    19. beyondbrics

      October 17, 2013

      The biggest EM in the world: the US

      Is the US an emerging market? It is according to Danone, the French food group best known for its yoghurts. As Adam...

    20. October 16, 2013

      Danone shares fall as it lowers targets thanks to Asian recall

      Danone, the French dairy producer, has lowered full-year targets after reporting that the fallout from a recall of baby...

    21. April 20, 2013

      Mexico telecom reform nears reality

      Mexico’s Senate early Friday passed a reform bill that stands to shake up the country’s telecommunications and...

    22. beyondbrics

      June 18, 2012

      Slim's YPF stake: more than meets the eye [updated]

      By John Paul Rathbone, Jude Webber and Adam Thomson At a lunch with businessfolk at the Council of the Americas last...

    23. June 8, 2012

      Mexico’s youth make mark on politics

      By Adam Thomson in Mexico City Dressed in a leopard-print blouse and with pink hair that spills down over her round...

    24. April 18, 2012

      Latin America: A toxic trade

      Amid the dizzying rise in commodities prices of the past decade, there are two notable exceptions: heroin and cocaine....

    25. beyondbrics

      March 16, 2012

      [snap]: Mexico agrees to limit auto exports to Brazil

      After all the tough talks and posturing, in the end Mexico caved. Mexico said late on Thursday night that it has agreed...

    26. February 21, 2012

      Call-centres that are closer to home

      On a sunny evening in Guatemala City, some of Transactel’s employees – in tattered jeans, and with tattoos and...

    27. beyondbrics

      December 6, 2011

      Mexico gives go-ahead to Latam exchange fusion

      Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV), the Mexican Stock Exchange, has signed a letter of intent to join the exchanges of...

    28. December 1, 2011

      Microcredit: Small loans, huge growth

      In 1990, a few young Mexicans set out with the idea of forming a non-governmental organisation to help the country’s...

    29. December 1, 2011

      Mexico: Lack of tax incentives discourages giving

      A few years ago, when Carlos Slim was asked about philanthropy, the Mexican telecoms billionaire said he disagreed with...

    30. November 29, 2011

      US airlines: crash and burn economics

      We all have them – friends with a fear of flying despite all those reassuring statistics. Yet some of those very same...

    31. September 15, 2011

      Microbreweries in need of bottle

      When Luis Morales drinks at home, he normally picks up a few of Mexico’s better-known beers from the corner store. But...

    32. June 27, 2011

      Mexico City: Conditions improve for business

      In 2002, Gino Pecorelli decided to do what nobody had done before: open a restaurant in Mexico City’s Luis Cabrera...

    33. June 23, 2011

      Industry: Aerospace sector helps high-tech economy fly

      When China burst on to the world’s manufacturing platform at the beginning of the decade, many people assumed it was a...

    34. June 23, 2011

      Regulation: Media wars give hope of more choice

      This February, something strange happened: a fight broke out in Mexico’s normally amicable, almost cosy club of leading...

    35. June 23, 2011

      Politics: Reform on hold as all eyes turn to elections

      Mexico’s finance minister has declared his burning ambition to become president, two leftwing hopefuls are jostling...

    36. June 23, 2011

      Stock market: Changes give vigour to once-somnolent bourse

      Mexico’s stock exchange used to be the financial equivalent of a slow-moving river meandering through the country’s...

    37. June 23, 2011

      Tourism: Aggressive push to promote country’s multifaceted allure

      With their khaki shorts, white sneakers and sun hats, Jerry Taylor and Gary Keating look as if they have stepped off a...

    38. June 10, 2011

      Reality of fighting crime is complex

      From Mr Virgilio Muñoz. Sir, With reference to Adam Thomson’s article “Anger grows as Mexicans reject crime offensive”...

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