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Henning Larsen Architects to transform Opéra Bastille in Paris

Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen Architects has unveiled its designs for the expansion and transformation of the French Opéra Bastille, the largest opera house in Paris...

7 Feb 2019

FRANCE

Kengo Kuma to design suspended museum on the Channel Coast of France

Kengo Kuma & Associates has won an international competition to design the Maritime History Museum of Saint-Malo in France...

1 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

RIP Pam Golding

Property and real estate icon Pam Golding has passed away at the age of 90. Golding entered the male-dominated property industry in the 1970s and not only became a household name but a leader in the industry and an inspiration to female entrepreneurs everywhere...

4 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Lafarge loses Paris 'beach' deal over support for Trump wall

The City of Paris on Tuesday, 28 March, dumped French-Swiss group LafargeHolcim as supplier of sand for the makeshift "Paris Plages" beach over the company's readiness to supply cement for US President Donald Trump's controversial border wall...

29 Mar 2017

FRANCE

CEO named for cement titan LafargeHolcim

The boards of France's Lafarge and Switzerland's Holcim have approved Eric Olsen for the role of chief executive officer once the firms merge, creating the world's biggest cement company, they announced on Thursday, 9 April...

10 Apr 2015

FRANCE

'Twisted rope' of charged particles precede solar storms

PARIS, FRANCE: A "twisted rope" of magnetically-charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites and electricity grids, French scientists have found.

23 Oct 2014

FRANCE

Lafarge disappoints with profit but holds targets

PARIS, FRANCE: French cement and building materials company Lafarge reported stable quarterly earnings below analysts' expectations, but stood by its targets for operating performance and reducing debt.

7 Nov 2013

FRANCE

Too much milk sours French farmers

PARIS, FRANCE: Got milk? Too much, say French dairy farmers caught in a pricing squabble with supermarkets while missing out on the Chinese thirst for imported powdered milk.

24 Apr 2013

ALGERIA

Renault invests €50m in Algerian plant

PARIS, FRANCE: Renault will invest €50m in its first assembly plant in Algeria, aimed at the oil-rich country's booming market, the group told AFP on Thursday (20 December).

21 Dec 2012

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