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France's Macron bets on private-sector funding to fuel startup push

Sep 17 2019

PARIS France aims to raise 5 billion euros ($5.53 billion) in funds from private-sector investors to give French startup companies a leg up and help the most promising ones grow further, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.

Google to pay $1 billion in France to settle fiscal fraud probe

Sep 12 2019

PARIS Google agreed to pay close to 1 billion euros ($1.10 billion) to French authorities to settle a fiscal fraud probe that began four years ago in a deal that may create a legal precedent for other large tech companies present in the country.

UPDATE 1-Bouygues' profits jump on back of growth at telecoms and TV arms

Aug 29 2019

PARIS, Aug 29 Bouygues posted a better-than-expected first-half core operating profit, as its telecoms and TV units helped offset weakness at the French conglomerate's construction businesses.

China's Tencent talking to Vivendi about stake in Lady Gaga's label

Aug 06 2019

PARIS/BEIJING China's Tencent Holdings Ltd is in talks to buy up to 20% of Universal Music Group (UMG) from Vivendi SA , valuing the music label of Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and the Beatles at around 30 billion euros ($34 billion), as both firms look to expand in a recovering global music market. | Video

UPDATE 1-Altice Europe lifts targets after swinging back to growth in France

Jul 31 2019

PARIS, July 31 Cable and telecoms group Altice Europe lifted its full-year targets on Wednesday after its French division swung back to growth in the second quarter, signalling that a turnaround was underway in its main market.

Vivendi's Universal reports stellar results ahead of possible partial sale

Jul 25 2019

PARIS Stellar first-half results at Vivendi's Universal Music Group (UMG) are raising the stakes for the sale of part of the French media giant's most-prized asset, coming on the back of robust sales in online streaming and CDs.

Orange sees signs of improvement in France's telecoms market

Jul 25 2019

PARIS Orange signaled the start of an easing in the fierce competition in France's telecoms market, after posting slightly better-than-expected second-quarter results on Thursday.

Publicis cuts revenue guidance after disappointing second quarter

Jul 18 2019

PARIS Publicis, the world's third-biggest advertising group, cut its 2019 revenue growth guidance on Thursday after reporting a weaker-than-expected performance in the second quarter as it struggles to revive sluggish sales in the United States.

World News

Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even if it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.