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Jean-Michel Belot

French unions refuse Christmas truce in pensions protests

Dec 17 2019

PARIS French trade unions failed on Tuesday to achieve the big surge in support they had hoped for in street protests to pressure President Emmanuel Macron to ditch his pension reform, and said there would be no strike truce during Christmas. | Video

PAI leads the pack for Elior's concession catering brand Areas: sources

Mar 19 2019

LONDON/PARIS European private equity fund PAI Partners has emerged as the frontrunner in the auction for the concession catering business of France's Elior Group, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Air France-KLM to battle fuel costs with deeper integration

Feb 20 2019

PARIS Air France-KLM pledged new efficiency gains to offset higher fuel costs this year, as the Franco-Dutch airline group deepens cooperation between its two main carriers.

French caterer Elior wants bids for Areas by end-January: sources

Jan 11 2019

PARIS/MILAN France's Elior wants bids for its Areas business, which focuses on railways and motorway catering, to be submitted by the end of January, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters.

Bids for French Elior's Areas catering unit due end Jan-sources

Jan 11 2019

PARIS/MILAN, Jan 11 French catering group Elior expects bids for its Areas unit, which focuses on catering in railways and motorways, by the end of January, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters.

Air France KLM's traffic rises, sources coy on latest name in CEO frame

Jul 09 2018

PARIS Air France KLM , hit by strikes and without a CEO since May, reported higher traffic figures that lifted its battered shares, while sources voiced caution about the possible appointment of a top French transport executive as its new boss.

France's Safran beats forecasts, helped by aircraft equipment demand

Feb 27 2018

PARIS France's Safran predicted faster profit growth and announced a share buyback as it unveiled higher-than-expected 2017 sales and profits lifted by demand for aircraft equipment.

Thales chairman-elect Proglio quits in spat over Russian interests

May 12 2015

PARIS Henri Proglio gave up the chairmanship of defense group Thales on Tuesday, bringing into the open a simmering row with Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron over the veteran French businessman's Russian interests.

Thales chairman-elect Proglio quits in spat over Russian interests

May 12 2015

PARIS Henri Proglio gave up the chairmanship of defence group Thales on Tuesday, bringing into the open a simmering row with Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron over the veteran French businessman's Russian interests.

Omnicom, Publicis call off proposed $35 billion merger

May 09 2014

LONDON/NEW YORK The proposed $35 billion merger between U.S.-based Omnicom Group Inc and French rival Publicis Groupe SA has been called off as the challenges in forming the world's largest advertising agency proved too immense for the partners.

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