Orange SA (ORAN.PA)
20 Jan 2017
* Considers its 4G high-speed mobile internet network advertisements objective, will appeal competition watchdog fine -statement
PARIS French telecoms boss Stephane Richard was sharply criticized by one of the judges and by a witness during the negligence trial of IMF chief Christine Lagarde in Paris this week.
PARIS A French ex-treasury official told a court trying IMF chief Christine Lagarde for negligence on Wednesday that he had been shocked at how quickly the government had given up on contesting a huge state payout to business tycoon Bernard Tapie in 2008.
MILAN/PARIS French tycoon Vincent Bollore has raised the stakes in a battle with Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset by saying Vivendi could buy up to a fifth of the Italian broadcaster, stirring talk of a hostile takeover bid.
PARIS France's Vivendi denied on Saturday it was discussing a cross-ownership deal with telecoms operator Orange, insisting that any potential talks between the two groups were focused on its pay-TV unit Canal Plus.
SKHIRAT, Morocco France's Orange would consider bidding for Vivendi's pay-TV Canal Plus if it came up for sale, Chief Executive Officer Stephane Richard said on Thursday.
BERLIN Leading German politicians have called for IT and telecoms equipment makers to be held liable for cyber attacks, after a failed attempt to hijack consumer router devices caused widespread disruption for Deutsche Telekom customers.
PARIS Bouygues said its construction business would benefit next year from President-elect Donald Trump's plans to raise spending on infrastructure in the United States while its telecom arm would boost profit margins as promised.
* America Movil CEO Hajj says no capital increase planned for Telekom Austria -newspaper Die Presse
PARIS, Oct 26 France's state holding agency does not intend to significantly change its stake in telecoms operator Orange, its chief Martin Vial said on Wednesday.