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  1. September 19, 2014

    Are social networks an answer to email overload?

    In 2011, Thierry Breton, chief executive at Atos, the information technology services provider, set an ambitious goal for...

  2. January 24, 2013

    Arnault says Belgian move can shield LVMH

    Bernard Arnault, Europe’s richest man, is determined to become a Belgian national as part of a succession plan aimed at...

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  1. December 19, 2011

    The end of email?

    When Thierry Breton, chief executive of Atos, said the IT services company would ban use of internal email by 2014, it...

  2. FT Tech Hub

    December 5, 2011

    Xbox moves closer to set-top box with upgrade

    Tech news from around the web: Microsoft’s Xbox games console has taken a step towards coming a set-top box with its latest...

  3. August 29, 2011

    I am not a masochist but the rich must pay more

    Like all of us, I have watched in recent days as economists and oracles wail a chorus of lament on every screen, in every...

  4. 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...

  5. May 9, 2011

    BNP Paribas chairman to retire

    Michel Pébereau, France’s most influential banker, is retiring as chairman of BNP Paribas, the domestic bank he helped...

  6. February 17, 2011

    The trouble with office email

    In an unprecedented move to reduce information overload, Atos Origin, European IT services company, plans to ban employees...

  7. February 17, 2011

    Rise in operating margins at Atos

    Atos Origin announced its first dividend in two years as it saw an increase in operating margins, in spite of recording a...

  8. December 15, 2010

    Siemens and Atos to pursue broad alliance

    Thierry Breton and Peter Löscher were in no mood to be falsely modest on Wednesday. The chief executives of France’s Atos...

  9. December 14, 2010

    Siemens strikes tie-up deal with Atos

    Siemens is set to take an initial 15 per cent stake and a board seat in Atos Origin, the IT services group run by a former...

  10. February 18, 2010

    Atos seeks to expand market

    Atos Origin is targeting a big expansion of its payment transactions business in the next three years as it seeks to boost...

  11. March 26, 2009

    Chirac aide to quit Areva for top post at Wendel

    Areva, the French nuclear group, is set to lose its non-executive chairman to Wendel Investments, the family-controlled...

  12. March 26, 2009

    Areva chairman to join Wendel Investments

    Areva, the French nuclear group, is set to lose its non-executive chairman to Wendel Investments, the family-controlled...

  13. February 18, 2009

    Atos claims turnround is bearing fruit

    Atos Origin, France’s second-biggest computer services group, said it would improve operating profit margins this year as...

  14. February 5, 2009

    Orange's French rivals win a Pyrrhic iPhone victory

    On the face of it, yesterday's rejection by the Paris Appeal Court of protests by Orange and Apple against the decision by...

  15. February 5, 2009

    A canny deal that could backfire to Hyundai's cost

    Everyone loves a bargain, or so it seems. US sales of Hyundai Motor rose 14 per cent in January after South Korea's biggest...

  16. February 4, 2009

    Pyrrhic iPhone victory for Orange’s rivals

    On the face of it, Wednesday’s rejection by the Paris appeal court of protests by Orange and Apple against the decision by...

  17. February 4, 2009

    A canny deal that could backfire on Hyundai

    Everyone loves a bargain, or so it seems. US sales of Hyundai Motors rose 14 per cent in January after South Korea’s biggest...

  18. January 3, 2009

    Atos Origin chief seeks backing

    Thierry Breton, the former French finance minister who was recently appointed head of Atos Origin in a boardroom coup, is...

  19. January 3, 2009

    Atos Origin chief canvasses support for plans

    Thierry Breton, the former French finance minister who was recently appointed head of Atos Origin in a boardroom coup, is...

  20. November 18, 2008

    Atos Origin

    Le Zorro du business is back. Thierry Breton, the former French finance minister, earned his nom de guerre leading...

  21. November 17, 2008

    Atos Origin

    Le Zorro du business is back. Thierry Breton, the former French finance minister, earned his nom de guerre leading...

  22. November 17, 2008

    Dispute sets up Breton as Atos chief

    Thierry Breton, the former French finance minister and ex-head of France Telecom, is making his comeback to the corporate...

  23. November 16, 2008

    Atos rises as ex-minister named chief

    Shares of Atos Origin climbed as much as 13 per cent on Monday after its directors named Thierry Breton as chief executive...

  24. September 2, 2008

    Happy days for tapping into China's M&A niche

    Asia's largest companies have, in recent years, become increasingly connected with their counterparts in the US and Europe....

  25. September 1, 2008

    Happy days for tapping into China’s M&A niche

    Asia’s largest companies have, in recent years, become increasingly connected with their counterparts in the US and Europe....

  26. July 28, 2008

    Carrefour chiefs given a roasting

    There was no respite from the rising temperature in Paris as Carrefour shareholders, stung by the 35 per cent slump in the...

  27. July 27, 2008

    Speed is watchword for stuttering Carrefour

    In the Bois de Boulogne on Monday morning, Carrefour shareholders will gather for the second time in three months to vote on...

  28. July 19, 2008

    Arnault looks to increase Carrefour stake

    Billionnaire Bernard Arnault is intent on increasing his stake in Carrefour with Colony Capital, his joint venture partner,...

  29. July 19, 2008

    Arnault builds Carrefour stake

    Billionaire Bernard Arnault is intent on increasing his stake in Carrefour with Colony Capital, his joint venture partner,...

  30. July 18, 2008

    Arnault seeks to raise Carrefour stake

    Billionnaire Bernard Arnault is intent on increasing his stake in Carrefour with Colony Capital, his joint venture partner,...

  31. March 30, 2008

    Thomson chairman quits after board dispute

    Frank Dangeard, chairman of Thomson, is quitting the French media services and electronics group following a difficult...

  32. November 14, 2007

    High winds are making some energy investors giddy

    Are people starting to lose their heads over wind power? The Franco-Belgian Suez group is planning to acquire a 50 per cent...

  33. November 13, 2007

    High winds make some energy investors giddy

    Are people starting to lose their heads over wind power? The Franco-Belgian Suez group is planning to acquire a 50 per cent...

  34. October 12, 2007

    EADS probe clears French government

    The French government knew nothing about production problems with the new A380 aircraft before one of the main industrial...

  35. October 11, 2007

    EADS probe clears Paris

    The French government knew nothing about production problems with the new A380 aircraft before one of the main industrial...

  36. October 9, 2007

    Sarkozy intervenes in EADS share row

    President Nicolas Sarkozy of France moved yesterday to limit damage to his reform programme from the mounting controversy...

  37. October 9, 2007

    Sarkozy is forced to intervene in EADS shares row

    President Nicolas Sarkozy of France moved yesterday to limit damage to his reform programme from the mounting controversy...

  38. October 9, 2007

    Sarkozy forced to intervene in EADS share-dealing row

    President Nicolas Sarkozy of France moved yesterday to limit damage to his reform programme from the mounting controversy...

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