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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.
Peugeot said its first-half sales were unchanged compared with the year-earlier period at 1.764 billion units, while its market share in Western Europe rose by 0.2% to 14.2%.
It was the summer of 2002 and the Tour De France coverage was starting up on the Outdoor Life Network (now Versus). I had followed Lance Armstrong's triumphs for the three years prior in the race, but it's cycling, a sport I had never even been remotely interested in on a participatory or spectator level. But I gave OLN's coverage of the race a try and I fell in love with it. In fact, I'd even suggest that I watched the coverage so much my work productivity decreased.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy will host a meeting on Thursday that could help settle the fate of a planned 90 billion euro ($123 billion) merger between the country's utilities Gaz de France and Suez.
EU regulators fined Spain's Telefonica 151 million euros ($205 million) on Wednesday, claiming the company unfairly squeezed rivals by setting wholesale Internet prices too high to allow them turn a profit.
Sodexho Alliance said nine-month sales were 10.22 billion euros ($13.9 billion), up from 9.87 billion euros a year earlier, although like-for-like growth eased to 7.8% from the first half's 8.2% amid a comparison with strong year-earlier figures.