Renault said on Thursday its first-half profit rose sharply as a European market recovery and currency windfall overcame pricing setbacks.» Read More
Airbus parent EADS on Thursday reported a sharp drop in second-quarter earnings, hit by a 500 million euro ($690.5 million) charge on the redesign of the airliner it is building to rival Boeing's 787.
Hermes International said sales for the first half were 721 mln euros, up 2.9% from 700.5 million a year earlier, as a negative currency impact weighed on growth.
French automaker Peugeot-Citroen said Wednesday first-half earnings rose 60% on rising demand , better pricing and the rollout of new models.
Air France-KLM declined comment on Tuesday on the latest in a series of newspaper reports that it remains interested in bidding for Alitalia.
The newly appointed head of Airbus says politics will not throw pending plant sales off course but if dollar weakness worsens, its Power8 restructuring plan would need a drastic revamp.
Italy may still find a buyer for Alitalia after its auction to sell the company failed, but the government still faces the possibility of having to liquidate the country's flagship airline, analysts and officials said Thursday.
French drinks company Remy Cointreau said Thursday revenue for the fiscal first quarter rose 6.3%, supported by growth in all divisions.
Euro zone trade remained in surplus in May and the April surplus was revised up, data showed on Wednesday, as exports continued to grow twice as fast as imports despite a strong euro.
French luxury goods company PPR said Tuesday it owns 62.1% of Puma following an extended offer period for the German sportswear company.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy's flagship package of tax breaks passed its first hurdle on Tuesday, winning approval from the lower house of parliament.
Air France KLM has said it is looking at the possibility of a tie-up with Spanish airline Iberia, which is already a takeover target.
The City of Light wants to be the city that bikes.
French legislators approved a measure championed by President Nicolas Sarkozy that would encourage people to work beyond the 35-hour work week by cutting taxes on overtime pay.
French transport and engineering company Alstom said Thursday fiscal first-quarter revenue rose 27% on a rebound in transport orders and growing sales at its power systems and services unit.
French conglomerate Safran said Wednesday first-half revenue rose 4.7%, as the company benefited from solid growth at its aerospace division.
Revenue at Eurotunnel, the Anglo-French tunnel railway operator, rose 7% to 252 million pounds ($511 million) in the first half of 2007, the company said on Wednesday.
The European Union on Tuesday chose France's Dominique Strauss-Kahn to head the International Monetary Fund.
Shareholders of Airbus' troubled parent company EADS are close to a deal that would end a cumbersome dual management system, an official said Monday.
France's crusading new president will charge Monday into a carefully balanced set of economic rules designed to keep the currency his nation shares with 12 other countries stable and trusted.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made it clear to French President Nicolas Sarkozy that Germany will firmly resist any efforts to impinge upon the European Central Bank's independence, Der Spiegel news magazine reported on Sunday.