PARIS, Oct 3 Thales targeted raising
its operating profit margin to 11.5%-12% by 2023 following its
recent acquisition of chipmaker Gemalto, the defence company
said at an investor day.
PARIS French power group EDF said it planned to shut the country's oldest nuclear plant in Fessenheim earlier than planned and that the French state would make an initial compensation payment of around 400 million euros ($438 million).
PARIS Debt-laden French retailer Casino is in talks to sell its French discount store chain Leader Price to German low-cost rival Aldi [ALDIEI.UL], Casino said on Thursday.
SAO PAULO/PARIS French retailer Carrefour SA's Brazilian unit has filed for an initial public offering that could raise 4.5 billion to 5.6 billion reais ($1.4 billion to $1.7 billion) next month, making it Brazil's biggest listing in over four years.