PARIS/BRUSSELS Thales has offered concessions to address European Union antitrust concerns over the French aerospace and defense firm's 4.8-billion-euro ($5.6 billion) bid for chipmaker Gemalto .
PARIS Air France KLM reported on Monday a rise in passenger traffic in September, with the airline aiming to improve its business performance after strikes earlier this year cost it millions of euros and led to a management shake-up.
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BEIJING/PARIS China said on Sunday it was investigating Meng Hongwei for suspected wrongdoing after the head of the global law enforcement organization Interpol and Chinese vice minister for security was reported missing in France. | Video
BEIJING/PARIS China said on Sunday it was investigating Meng Hongwei for suspected wrongdoing after the head of the global law enforcement organisation Interpol and Chinese vice minister for security was reported missing in France.
PARIS French energy group Total and Algerian state-owned firm Sonatrach have signed new agreements, including a contract to develop the Erg Issouane gas field and plans to create a joint venture, Total said.
PARIS French supermarket group Casino said on Monday it had agreed to sell some properties of its Monoprix chain for 565 million euros ($655 million) to reduce debts that have worried investors and led to downgrades in its credit rating.
PARIS France has no plans for now to sell its 14 percent stake in Air France-KLM , Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday, pressing the group's new chief executive to focus on increasing competitiveness.
PARIS Two of France's biggest supermarket groups were locked in a dispute on Monday after Casino said it had rejected a tie-up approach from larger rival Carrefour that Carrefour denied ever making.
PARIS Shares in French tyre maker Michelin climbed on Thursday after it confirmed its 2018 financial outlook and said signs of growth in Europe and North America would offset a slowdown in China.