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Vivendi, Amber Capital in deal to seek Lagardere board seats

3:15am EDT

PARIS Media conglomerate Vivendi and investment firm Amber Capital, the two largest shareholders in French media group Lagardere , have formed a pact to seek boardroom seats at Lagardere.

Shares in France's Eurofins rally as it targets more coronavirus products

Aug 06 2020

PARIS French laboratories and diagnostics company Eurofins said it hoped to launch more products aimed at detecting the presence of the coronavirus, as it posted an increase in first-half profits, sending its shares to record highs.

UPDATE 1-Shares in France's Eurofins rally as it targets more coronavirus products

Aug 06 2020

PARIS, Aug 6 French laboratories and diagnostics company Eurofins said it hoped to launch more products aimed at detecting the presence of the coronavirus, as it posted an increase in first-half profits, sending its shares to record highs.

French service sector growth picks up in July: PMI

Aug 05 2020

PARIS French service sector activity grew in July compared to June, a survey showed on Wednesday, reflecting the reopening of shops and businesses as curbs in place during one of Europe's strictest COVID-19 lockdowns have been gradually eased.

France gives cities power to require face masks outdoors; mandate imposed in Lille

Jul 31 2020

PARIS France gave local governments the power on Friday to order the wearing of face masks in outdoor public spaces as the country fights a resurgence of COVID-19, and the northern city of Lille imposed such a mandate.

Sanofi clinches $2 billion vaccines deal with Translate Bio

Jun 23 2020

PARIS French drugmaker Sanofi has agreed a potential $2 billion vaccines deal with Translate Bio , expanding their collaboration in development of an inoculation against COVID-19 and sending the U.S. biotech company's shares soaring.

Mediawan to buy Lagardere Studios and form new holding company

Jun 22 2020

PARIS French group Mediawan announced on Monday a raft of deals, including the acquisition of Lagardere Studios, as part of a broader expansion laid out by its founders, who will also establish a new holding company for the business.

Novacyt shares jump after launch of new COVID-19 testing products

Jun 18 2020

PARIS Healthcare and clinical diagnostics company Novacyt, whose shares have surged on the back of its COVID-19 testing products, on Thursday announced the launch of three new products to support testing for the presence of the virus.

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