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Veolia hikes bid for Suez stake, seeks talks on full takeover

5:23am EDT

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.

LVMH calls Tiffany's prospects 'dismal' as war of words escalates

Sep 29 2020

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

In Paris, a fashion eco-system on edge as shows disappear

Sep 27 2020

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

French billionaire Arnault builds up Lagardere holding

Sep 24 2020

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.

Qatar fund emboldens calls for governance change at Lagardere

Sep 23 2020

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.

LVMH, Tiffany wrangle over court dates after acquisition turns sour

Sep 17 2020

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.

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