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  • Appeal keeps French rogue trader Kerviel in jail Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    PARIS— A Frenchman convicted of one of history's biggest trading frauds was accorded a conditional release from prison— only to have freedom denied with a quick appeal by the prosecutor's office.

  • PARIS, Aug 1- Shares of French nuclear group Areva fell as much as 23 percent as it posted a first-half loss, exited the solar business and cut sales targets in a struggling nuclear industry.

  • *Iliad lines up deal financing with BNP, HSBC- sources. *Iliad bid $15 bln for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile US at $33/ share. PARIS, Aug 1- French telecoms company Iliad has lined up financing for its $15 billion bid for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile US from BNP Paribas and HSBC, three people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Microsoft Corp must turn over a customer's emails stored in a data center in Ireland to the U.S. government, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies.

  • PARIS, July 31- U.S. private equity firm Catterton Partners has acquired Bali- inspired jeweller John Hardy for an undisclosed sum, closing a transaction that took months to negotiate.

  • *Shares in Adidas and Banco Espirito Santo slump. LONDON, July 31- European shares fell sharply on Thursday, with the euro zone's blue-chip index slipping to a three-month low, on concerns of an earlier than expected interest rate hike in the Uniteed States and a debt default by Argentina.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- French telecoms operator Iliad SA has recently made a buyout approach for T-Mobile US Inc, according to a person familiar with the matter, a surprise bid that counters an existing takeover bid by Sprint Corp..

  • New Paris hotel joins race to pamper the super rich Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    *Hotel helps Paris compete against others luxury capitals. It is part of a battle to attract Asia's new class of super-rich that not only pits the world's top hotel groups against each other but also cities such as Paris, New York and London.

  • July 31- French telecoms operator Iliad SA has made a buyout offer for T-Mobile USA Inc, a person familiar with the matter said, countering an offer by Sprint Corp..

  • European shares hit 3-week low, earnings disappoint Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    *Adidas, Banco Espirito Santo shares slump. LONDON, July 31- Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 share index hit a three-week low on Thursday, led lower by Adidas after the group warned about business in Russia.

  • MOSCOW, July 31- Russian stock indexes erased early gains on Thursday, falling into the red by evening, as global markets declined and Russia waited to see details of further European Union sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 31- Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years after last-ditch talks with what it called "vulture" creditors failed, as focus turned to whether big banks and funds would request the declaration of a "credit event".

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 31- Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years after last-ditch talks with what it called "vulture" creditors failed, though debt insurance prices on Thursday suggested investors believed a deal could eventually be reached.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 31- Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years after last-ditch talks with what it called "vulture" creditors failed, though debt insurance prices on Thursday suggested investors believed a deal could eventually be reached.

  • European shares hit 2-week low, Adidas slumps Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    *Adidas, Banco Espirito Santo shares slump. LONDON/ PARIS, July 31- Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 index of top shares slipped to a two-week low on Thursday, led lower by Adidas after the group warned about business in Russia, while Argentina's default also rattled investors.

  • PARIS, July 31- Carrefour, the world's second-largest retailer which reported higher first-half profits on Thursday, said it will slow down investment in Argentina in response to the country's second debt default in 13 years. "Argentina weighs on the stock although the group's exposure to the country is limited," said a Paris- based trader.

  • *H1 commercial property investment tops 10 bln euros- CBRE. Investors ploughed 10.7 billion euros into French office, retail, logistics and industrial properties in the first half of the year, up 73 percent from the same period last year, real estate adviser CBRE said.

  • Russia ordered to pay another $2.5 bln for Yukos Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 5:46 AM ET

    PARIS— The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday ordered Russia to pay out another 1.9 billion euros to a group of shareholders of Yukos, the oil company the government dismantled over a decade ago.

  • PARIS, July 31- BNP Paribas' capital markets business grew by a fifth in the second quarter- a signal clients have shrugged off the U.S. sanctions busting affair that pushed France's biggest bank to a second-quarter loss.

  • Adidas pulls European stocks lower Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:29 AM ET

    PARIS, July 31- European shares fell in early trade on Thursday, led by Adidas after the group warned about business in Russia, while Argentina's default also rattled investors. Spanish stocks also underperformed, with Madrid's IBEX dropping 1.5 percent, as traders cited worries over Spanish companies' exposure to Latin America after Argentina's debt default.