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      Cinven agrees to buy diagnostics provider Labco in €1.2bn deal

      Cinven has agreed to buy Labco, the French medical diagnostics provider, in a deal that values the company at €1.2bn...

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    3. May 26, 2015

      LVMH in talks to buy Le Parisien newspaper

      LVMH, the world’s biggest luxury group by sales, has entered exclusive negotiations to acquire French daily newspaper Le...

    4. May 26, 2015

      Cameron bullish on achieving Brussels reforms

      Downing Street has insisted David Cameron can deliver his European reform agenda in spite of France and Germany saying they...

    5. May 26, 2015

      Russia no longer wants French-made Mistral helicopter carriers

      Russia is no longer interested in receiving the two helicopter carrier ships ordered from France but which Paris held back...

    6. May 26, 2015

      The 35-hour week: Is it really to blame for all France’s ills?

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    7. May 26, 2015

      French utility EDF seeks to cut workers’ 10-week holiday quota

      For years, employees of the French company EDF have enjoyed a perk almost inconceivable to their counterparts in the rest of...

    8. May 25, 2015

      UK satellite sector reaches for the stars

      When Ariane Flight VA223 lifts off from the spaceport in French Guiana on Wednesday, it will mark a milestone for Europe’s...

    9. May 24, 2015

      Haiti: Rising from the rubble

      At first glance, the Iron Market in Port-au-Prince is a monument to a renaissance in Haiti. With its restored Victorian-era...

    10. May 24, 2015

      Time to tackle rugby injuries

      About half an hour into the opening clash of last winter’s Six Nations rugby union tournament, Welshman George North dived...

    11. May 22, 2015

      No ‘wall of love’ for Cameron at EU summit

      David Cameron received a wary reception from EU leaders on Friday, as he forced the pace of discussions on the “British...

    12. May 22, 2015

      The wonder years: three decades of dining

        Changes Wine by the glass Once offered merely as red or white, and then considered something only for wimps, wines by the...

    13. May 22, 2015

      French telecoms outsider is more easyJet than jet set

      Twenty years ago, having just set up a small French cable company, Patrick Drahi went door to door trying to get homeowners...

    14. May 22, 2015

      Axa pledges to sell €500m of coal assets by end of year

      Axa, one of the world’s largest insurers, has become the first global financial institution to shun investments in coal...

    15. May 22, 2015

      French landlord Powerhouse Habitat set to go public

      A French landlord is set to go public in the latest indication that a listed residential investment class is emerging in...

    16. May 22, 2015

      Meet the dean: François Bonvalet, Toulouse Business School

      François Bonvalet knows how to pick his business schools. Until its merger with the business school in Rouen to create...

    17. May 21, 2015

      France challenges proposed British exemption to EU banking reform

      France is leading an assault on Britain’s prized carveout protecting its bank structure reforms from being overwritten by an...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      May 21, 2015

      Dunkirk spirit

      Dunkirk veteran Garth Wright (95) with Royal Navy Wren Lauren Parsons on board the Little Ship the Princess Freda as the...

    19. May 21, 2015

      Police and migrants play game of cat-and-mouse on Europe’s borders

      France-Italy rail line becomes migration flashpoint Under the shade of a palm tree, in the Italian coastal town of...

    20. May 21, 2015

      Europcar to float in Paris

      Europcar has signalled its intention to float in a move expected to value the car hire company at more than €4bn including...

    21. May 20, 2015

      Activist hedge funds not so good for shareholders

      Hedge funds are not wildly popular in Europe. The introduction of the Florange law in France — designed to bolster the power...

    22. May 20, 2015

      Russia weighs on EU’s eastern ambitions

      The last time EU leaders met the six former Soviet countries in the bloc’s Eastern Partnership programme in Vilnius,...

    23. May 20, 2015

      Simple steps to protecting your data

      Protecting personal data need not be complicated, and for anyone in doubt of how to go about it, the eight principles of the...

    24. May 19, 2015

      Podemos may struggle in poll but it has ignited Spanish politics

      The wave of populism that has washed over Europe in the wake of financial crisis and recession is rightly considered...

    25. May 19, 2015

      Merkel and Hollande pledge an end to fossil fuel pollution

      Angela Merkel and François Hollande have pledged to strive for an end to fossil fuel pollution as part of a “profound...

    26. May 19, 2015

      EDF chief backs full takeover of Areva’s nuclear reactor arm

      The chief of French state-controlled utility EDF has defended the “industrial logic” of a full takeover of Areva’s nuclear...

    27. May 18, 2015

      EU military mission to tackle Mediterranean people smugglers

      The EU has set up a military mission to plan operations against people smugglers in the Mediterranean, even though strikes...

    28. May 18, 2015

      France, Italy and Germany launch drone surveillance project

      Europe moved a step closer to developing a drone to compete with US and Israeli technology, after France, Italy and Germany...

    29. May 18, 2015

      Nicolas Sarkozy’s bruising battle with the Twitter trolls

      Nicolas Sarkozy is embracing Twitter — for better or worse. With his 750,000 or so followers, the former French president...

    30. May 18, 2015

      French police cleared over deaths that sparked 2005 riots

      A French court has acquitted two police officers standing trial for failing to help two teenagers in danger and whose deaths...

    31. May 15, 2015

      Draghi perches nicely on both sides of the fence

      “Men who can be right and sit tight are uncommon.” Coined by Wall Street trader Jesse Livermore, this saying works as well...

    32. May 15, 2015

      Despair haunts Paris housing estate touched by violence

      When Fatima bought a flat in the Chêne Pointu housing estate on the eastern fringes of Paris, she thought that owning a...

    33. May 15, 2015

      The Inventory: Hélène Darroze

      Hélène Darroze, 48, is head chef at two Michelin-starred restaurants: Restaurant Hélène Darroze in Paris and Hélène Darroze...

    34. May 15, 2015

      Cannes lays out the red carpet for film-goers and property buyers

      It’s that time again. Hollywood’s A-List packs its Riviera wardrobe, the red carpet receives its annual steam-clean and...

    35. May 15, 2015

      Henri Proglio loses his touch with France’s political elite

      Henri Proglio has thrived in a country where politics and business go hand in hand — until now. The son of vegetable market...

    36. May 14, 2015

      Le Pen: No detox for the National Front’s unapologetic founder

      From his mansion nestled in a leafy enclave of a well-heeled Paris suburb, Jean-Marie Le Pen recalls the days when politics...

    37. May 13, 2015

      French telecoms: mating calls

      Is there anything more romantic than Paris in the spring? There is if you are an M&A banker. These cupids have been trying...

    38. May 13, 2015

      EU seeks emergency powers to make its states share asylum seekers

      EU states that have until now accepted few asylum seekers will have to shoulder a heavier burden under a new mandatory...

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