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    1. December 23, 2014

      Thales names Henri Proglio as chairman

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

    2. October 17, 2014

      Week in Review, October 18

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. UBS in talks over forex investigation...

    1. 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, the...

    2. October 8, 2014

      German energy market a disaster, says EDF chief

      Germany’s energy market is a “disaster” and one of its two biggest power companies is “more or less dead”, the head of the...

    3. July 31, 2014

      EDF boosted by higher nuclear output

      EDF held steady its full-year guidance despite last month’s decision by the socialist French government to block a planned...

    4. July 30, 2013

      EDF to exit US nuclear power over impact of shale gas

      EDF, the world’s biggest producer of nuclear-powered electricity, is to pull out of nuclear production in the US, citing the...

    5. Nick Butler

      June 2, 2013

      New nuclear - nearly

      As the FT reported on Friday, negotiations on the terms for new nuclear have advanced and there is increasing optimism that...

    6. April 10, 2013

      Hollande seeks to ‘eradicate’ tax havens

      François Hollande, admitting he had been “wounded” by a scandal over a minister’s Swiss bank account, tried to staunch the...

    7. March 21, 2013

      France moves to curb executive pay

      France is set to follow in Switzerland’s footsteps by tackling private sector wages in the latest attack on European...

    8. March 8, 2013

      Veolia sells Moroccan unit for €370m

      Veolia Environnement, the world’s leading water and waste utility by sales, has agreed to sell a Moroccan business for...

    9. February 28, 2013

      Resilient Veolia chief looks to growth

      Exactly a year after surviving a boardroom putsch led by one of the most powerful figures in French business, Antoine Frérot...

    10. February 14, 2013

      Talks over price threaten nuclear aims

      The future of Britain’s nuclear ambitions hangs in the balance amid increasingly fraught talks between EDF Energy and the...

    11. February 14, 2013

      EDF moves to rein in capital spending

      EDF, the French nuclear power group, has reined in capital spending and launched a €1bn cost-cutting programme as it warned...

    12. Nick Butler

      January 2, 2013

      EDF inquiry puts brakes on UK nuclear plans

      EDF faces probe into its relations with China. Getty Images A new inquiry instigated by the French government into the...

    13. December 28, 2012

      France probes EDF over its China ties

      EDF, the French nuclear power group, has become embroiled in a controversy over its industrial ties with China, sparking...

    14. November 7, 2012

      Veolia on track to cut €15bn debt

      Veolia Environnement, the struggling French water utility, said operating profits fell by a quarter in the first nine months...

    15. October 11, 2012

      EDF chief gives up Veolia board seat

      Henri Proglio, chief executive of France’s EDF, has resigned from the board of Veolia, bringing a definitive end to his...

    16. August 17, 2012

      FTSE Eurofirst 300 hits 13-month high

      The FTSE Eurofirst 300 reached a 13-month high this week as it rose 1.4 per cent over the five day period to 1,110.16,...

    17. August 2, 2012

      Veolia forced to cut deeper

      Veolia, the world’s biggest water utility by sales, has been forced to slash investment and make deeper cost cuts than...

    18. July 31, 2012

      EDF open to partners on UK nuclear scheme

      EDF of France is seeking partners to share the financial burden of its project to build four atomic reactors in the UK,...

    19. July 19, 2012

      Veolia in $1.9bn US solid waste unit sale

      Veolia Environnement, the French water and waste company, has agreed to sell its US solid waste business to Star Atlantic...

    20. June 28, 2012

      Veolia sells UK water stake for £1.1bn

      Veolia Environnement has agreed to sell a 90 per cent stake in its UK water business for £1.1bn in the first step by the...

    21. June 4, 2012

      Case against Veolia dismissed

      There was a welcome piece of good news for Henri Proglio on Monday after it emerged that the plaintiffs in a threatened...

    22. June 4, 2012

      Political winds decide EDF chief’s future

      Henri Proglio, EDF’s chief executive, is not someone who bothers much with self-doubt. As speculation has swirled over...

    23. June 1, 2012

      Hollande’s wage action has impact on elite

      It is not quite up there with François Mitterrand’s nationalisations of the early 1980s, but France’s new Socialist...

    24. May 31, 2012

      Paris starts its own ‘shareholder spring’

      It says much about France that its version of the UK-led “shareholder spring” is being spearheaded by the new Socialist...

    25. FT Alphaville

      May 31, 2012

      The price of French patriotism? A 70% pay cut

      Spare a thought for the heads of French public companies who are having to dig deep and find their inner patriot after the...

    26. May 30, 2012

      France to cap top pay in state groups

      France’s new socialist government has launched a crackdown on excessive corporate pay by promising to slash the wages of...

    27. May 24, 2012

      EDF warns Hollande on nuclear plant closure

      Henri Proglio, chief executive of EDF, has warned France’s new president that he will need to discuss compensation with the...

    28. May 16, 2012

      Veolia chief wins support to stay at helm

      Antoine Frérot, chief executive of Veolia, has won the latest round in his fight to stay at the helm of the world’s biggest...

    29. May 3, 2012

      French business braced for Hollande

      Advisers to François Hollande, the Socialist challenger poised to win Sunday’s French presidential election, are spreading...

    30. March 16, 2012

      Frérot moves to cement position in Veolia

      Antoine Frérot, chief executive of Veolia, has moved to tighten his grip on the French water and waste group after a failed...

    31. March 8, 2012

      Machinations at Veolia upstage Opéra shows

      Utilities, from an investor’s point of view, should be boring. So I was told 10 years ago by the chief executive of one of...

    32. March 2, 2012

      Veolia chief gains time for overhaul

      Antoine Frérot, chief executive of Veolia, had a good week in his battle to avoid the sack, winning a confidence vote from...

    33. March 1, 2012

      Veolia: strategy pays dividends

      One of Veolia’s proudest boasts is – or was – that it is present in nearly 80 countries. The French group is an extreme...

    34. March 1, 2012

      Veolia in talks to sell Transdev holding

      Veolia has entered exclusive talks to sell part of its 50 per cent share in Transdev, one of the world’s largest public...

    35. February 29, 2012

      Veolia chief wins board backing

      Antoine Frérot has won a stay of execution at the helm of Veolia after the board of the French water and waste group said it...

    36. 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...

    37. February 21, 2012

      Proglio’s putsch causes ripples at Veolia

      Henri Proglio’s putsch against the chief executive of Veolia, the world’s biggest water utility by sales, offers a...

    38. February 20, 2012

      Veolia chief faces boardroom coup

      Antoine Frérot, chief executive of Veolia, the world’s biggest water utility by sales, is facing a boardroom coup...

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