Thales SA (TCFP.PA)
Oct 19 Below are company-related news and stories from French and Benelux media which could have an impact on the region's markets or individual stocks.
* Q3 sales down 2.9 pct from a year earlier (Adds detail and executive comment)
PARIS, Oct 19 French aerospace and defence technology group Thales reported a dip in third-quarter sales compared to a year earlier, yet nevertheless kept its financial goals due to positive market trends and solid orders.
A patent-holding firm sued defense contractors General Dynamics Corporation and Thales SA on Friday, saying they incorporated its patented wireless communications technology into their radio base stations.
LYON, France Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri will take effective control of STX France under a shared ownership agreement, the office of French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday, ending a dispute that had soured bilateral ties.
* Two countries to explore creation of naval defence group (Adds details on the deal throughout)
PARIS France and Italy agreed a deal on Wednesday giving Italy's Fincantieri effective control over French shipbuilding firm STX France under shared ownership and strict conditions, ending a dispute that had soured bilateral relations.
PARIS, Sept 27 France and Italy agreed a deal on Wednesday giving Italy's Fincantieri effective control over French shipbuilding firm STX France under shared ownership and strict conditions, ending a dispute that had soured bilateral relations.
PARIS France and Italy will announce on Wednesday their intention to study a possible merger of French military shipyards company Naval Group with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri , a source close to the French government told Reuters.
* Thales CEO says United Tech-Rockwell Collins deal "doesn't change" anything for Thales, we are "sufficiently diversified" to withstand such moves Further company coverage: (Reporting y Paris Newsroom)