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  1. June 3, 2014

    France financial prosecutor searches Areva headquarters

    France’s financial prosecutor has searched the headquarters of state-controlled nuclear group Areva in an escalating...

  2. April 28, 2014

    Women CEOs ‘more likely to be fired’, says study

    Women chief executives are significantly more likely to be fired than their male counterparts, research has found – partly...

  1. 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 far-reaching...

  2. 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 and...

  3. February 5, 2013

    American to join EADS board for US market

    EADS is planning to bring an American on to its board for the first time, as the European aerospace and defence company...

  4. February 4, 2013

    EADS turns to ex-Thales boss as chairman

    Denis Ranque, the former chief executive of Thales, has emerged as frontrunner to be the next chairman of EADS. Two people...

  5. February 4, 2013

    Annick Gentes-Kruch

    Annick Gentes-Kruch is director of PSA Peugeot Citroën’s Corporate University, founded in 2010 to build management expertise...

  6. January 27, 2013

    Enders seeks to fend off French pressure

    Tom Enders, chief executive of EADS, has sought to assert the independence of the aerospace group amid intense lobbying in...

  7. January 7, 2013

    France’s gender evolution

    For the first time, a French national government comprising equal numbers of men and women – 17 of each – was formed last...

  8. March 7, 2012

    Areva criticised for deal ‘deficiencies’

    Areva, the French nuclear engineering group, has been heavily criticised by the country’s parliament for “deficiencies” in...

  9. March 2, 2012

    France’s Areva increases backlog of orders

    Areva, the French maker of atomic reactors, increased its backlog of orders by 3 per cent last year to €45.6bn, in a...

  10. February 24, 2012

    Proglio battles to preserve his legacy at Veolia

    Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s president, says that Henri Proglio is the country’s “best industrialist”. Rivals scoff that such...

  11. February 8, 2012

    Lauvergeon begins Areva battle

    Anne Lauvergeon, former chief executive of Areva, has fired the opening shots in her legal battle over allegations that she...

  12. January 20, 2012

    Areva confirms private investigator was hired

    A senior director at Areva, France’s state-owned nuclear champion, has confirmed that he did hire a Swiss intelligence firm...

  13. January 19, 2012

    ‘Atomic Anne’ leaves Areva under a cloud

    As blow after blow rained down last year on Areva, brave investors clung to the conviction that everything would turn out...

  14. January 16, 2012

    Ex-Areva boss alleges ‘plot’

    Anne Lauvergeon, former head of French state-owned nuclear champion Areva, claimed she was the victim of a “plot” as she...

  15. December 29, 2011

    Women on boards

    More women is better. Well, that’s the theory. Studies conducted by the likes of Goldman Sachs, the UN and McKinsey have...

  16. December 22, 2011

    France loses out with its national champions

    For a company named after a Trappist nunnery in Spain, Areva has made an unusual amount of noise ever since it was founded a...

  17. December 13, 2011

    Battle for Areva to stay ahead in nuclear

    For Luc Oursel, the newly promoted chief executive of Areva, it was a tricky moment to extol the ongoing strength of the...

  18. December 12, 2011

    Areva takes €1.6bn hit from uranium bet

    Areva, France’s state-owned nuclear champion, will report an operating loss of up to €1.6bn this year, largely from a...

  19. November 15, 2011

    Who’s in, who’s out

    New to the top 50 Alison Cooper (15, Imperial Tobacco); Gina Rinehart (27, Hancock Prospecting); Sara Mathew (29, Dun &...

  20. November 14, 2011

    EDF searches for reactor suppliers

    Henri Proglio, the chief executive of EDF, France’s largest power company by generation capacity, wants to strengthen the...

  21. July 27, 2011

    Areva warns future unclear after Fukushima

    Areva, the world’s biggest maker of atomic reactors, has warned that it remains “extremely difficult” to assess the...

  22. July 8, 2011

    ‘Atomic Anne’ hits at France’s lack of vision

    Anne Lauvergeon, who as head of Areva represented the international face of French nuclear expertise for a decade, has...

  23. June 29, 2011

    Sarkozy prepares to name Lagarde successor

    Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, was on Wednesday putting the final touches to the reshuffle that would follow the...

  24. June 17, 2011

    Bombshell for ‘Atomic Anne’

    Anne Lauvergeon: the Areva chief lost political support and was replaced by chief operating officer Luc Oursel Anne...

  25. FT Alphaville

    June 17, 2011

    Areva chief Anne Lauvergeon to quit

    Anne Lauvergeon, the combative head of Areva, is to quit the nuclear group she forged more than a decade ago as the French...

  26. June 16, 2011

    Areva chief Anne Lauvergeon to quit

    Anne Lauvergeon’s departure marks a victory for her bitter rival Henri Proglio, the head of Areva’s biggest client, state...

  27. April 27, 2011

    Fresh hope for embattled Areva chief

    Anne Lauvergeon’s battle to keep her job as head of Areva appeared to gain ground after one hostile director quit the board...

  28. March 10, 2011

    Rolls-Royce teams up with Areva

    Rolls-Royce is to become a strategic partner on France’s new third generation nuclear reactor under an agreement set to be...

  29. March 4, 2011

    Areva upbeat on growth and profits

    Areva predicted profitable growth in the next two years as the French nuclear reactor group seeks to put management, project...

  30. February 22, 2011

    France launches nuclear industry overhaul

    France has launched a long-awaited overhaul of its nuclear industry in an effort to bolster the competitiveness of one of...

  31. January 24, 2011

    Saudi to develop solar and nuclear power

    Saudi Arabia will be burning most of its oil production domestically in less than 20 years if current consumption patterns...

  32. December 21, 2010

    EDF stake increase in Areva attacked

    GDF Suez has opened a new front in the rivalry that has long riven France’s nuclear industry. It is publicly opposing the...

  33. 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...

  34. December 10, 2010

    French state in U-turn on Areva listing

    The French government is aiming to bring Areva to a full market listing before June next year in a U-turn on the future of...

  35. December 6, 2010

    France close to $9bn Indian nuclear deal

    France has taken a lead over rivals including the US and Russia for a €7bn ($9.3bn) deal to build two nuclear power plants...

  36. December 3, 2010

    Areva farce is no laughing matter for France

    The farces for which France is famous are more commonly seen on the stage than in the corridors of political and corporate...

  37. November 16, 2010

    15. Anne Lauvergeon

    This profile is part of the FT’s 2010 Women at the Top ranking of 50 prominent businesswomen around the world. 15. Anne...

  38. November 16, 2010

    The top 50 women in world business 2010

    There are two ways to explore the top 50 businesswomen in this year's Women at the Top ranking. Our interactive graphic...

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