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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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