PARIS French waste and water company Veolia hiked its bid for a stake in rival Suez on Wednesday, and offered a negotiating window for any subsequent full takeover proposal after its initial approach was rebuffed.
PARIS/NEW YORK A war of words between LVMH and Tiffany escalated on Tuesday with the French group describing Tiffany's prospects as "dismal" and the U.S. jeweller accusing LVMH of improperly trying to renegotiate a takeover deal. | Video
PARIS When Swedish fashion brand Acne Studios last hosted a catwalk show in Paris in January, it ordered dozens of vegan-friendly rice bowls from cafe owner and caterer Pearlyn Lee for models and crew to pick on backstage. | Video
PARIS France's richest man Bernard Arnault ratcheted up a tug-of-war over Paris Match publisher Lagardere on Thursday, revealing he had built up a direct stake in the firm, which is under siege from several other investors.
PARIS Qatar's sovereign wealth fund stepped into the market battle over struggling Lagardere on Wednesday by calling for fair representation for all large shareholders in the French media and publishing group.
PARIS LVMH tried on Thursday to block an attempt by Tiffany to fast-track legal proceedings in the United States to force the French luxury group to honour an acquisition deal agreed last year.