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Europe's car sales up 6.4% in September

PARIS, FRANCE: New car sales in Europe rose by 6.4% in September, the thirteenth month of increases as a recovery in the market spreads across the continent.

20 Oct 2014


Apple, Google brands worth $100bn each

PARIS, FRANCE: The US Apple and Google brands which have become household names around the world are worth more than $100bn each, and top a ranking of the world's biggest brands, consultancy Interbrand said.

10 Oct 2014


Space experts try to fix Galileo satellites

PARIS, FRANCE: Experts are racing to identify and fix a problem that saw two satellites from Europe's troubled Galileo satellite navigation system going into the wrong orbit.

26 Aug 2014


Telefonica wants to buy Brazil's GVT

PARIS, FRANCE: Spanish group Telefonica has offered Vivendi €6.7bn to buy its Brazilian telecommunications subsidiary GVT.

6 Aug 2014


Nokia renaissance sees profits climb

PARIS, FRANCE: Finnish telecommunications equipment company Nokia jumped back into profit in the second quarter boosted by restructuring after it lost its leading position in handsets and sold its phone division to Microsoft.

25 Jul 2014


STMicrolectronics disappoints investors despite profits

PARIS, FRANCE: French-Italian microchip manufacturer STMicroelectronics reported a switch into profit in its second quarter, but its outlook disappointed investors as the company's shares fell.

24 Jul 2014


Bouygues Telecom cuts workforce by nearly 20%

PARIS, FRANCE: Struggling French telecommunications company Bouygues Telecom said it will cut nearly 20% of its workforce in a move to help it survive in the struggling sector.

12 Jun 2014


Disney and Deezer to stream music, animations

PARIS, FRANCE: Disney and French online music streaming company Deezer are going into partnership that will give customers access to hit songs and classic animations from the US film company.

3 Jun 2014


Catch a private jet for €550 an hour

PARIS, FRANCE: Once the preserve of the ultra-rich and celebrities, a flight on a private jet is now available for as little as €550 an hour, with technology and competition helping to bring down prices.

27 May 2014


Alcatel-Lucent trims loss, aims for positve cash flow

PARIS, FRANCE - Alcatel-Lucent, a leading global supplier of telecommunications equipment, says it aims to return to a positive cash flow next year after reporting a lower first quarter loss.

12 May 2014


Orange says it has staunched sales drop

PARIS, FRANCE: French telecommunications operator Orange, with 239m customers across several countries, said it had slowed a fall of sales in the first quarter and increased its operating margins.

2 May 2014


Renault freezes Zil deal blaming the ruble's slump

PARIS, FRANCE: French car company Renault has frozen a project to make commercial vehicles with Russian company Zil because of the fall of the ruble, a Renault spokesman said on Wednesday (23 April).

24 Apr 2014


Peugeot Citroen reveals recovery strategy, shares slump

PARIS, FRANCE: French car company Peugeot Citroen, fighting to recover from its financialcrisis with a new Chinese shareholder, presented a recovery strategy, but its shares still slumped.

16 Apr 2014


Bouygues boosts mobile bid for SFR, in French turf war

PARIS, FRANCE: French telecommunications group Bouygues stepped up its bid to buy mobile phone operator SFR from Vivendi, launching a new phase in a huge fight over positions in France.

7 Apr 2014

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