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  • PARIS, April 9- Saudi Aramco will sign eight deals worth $10 billion with French firms on Tuesday, the chief executive of the state-run oil giant said on Monday- the main contracts expected to be sealed during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to France. The powerful young prince who is behind modernising reforms in Saudi Arabia is on a three-day trip at a...

  • *Malaysia has been considering options for years. KUALA LUMPUR, March 8- Malaysia, the world's No.2 producer of palm oil, said on Thursday the European Union's decision to curb imports of the commodity could undermine France's hopes of winning one of Asia's biggest fighter plane deals. France's Rafale jet, built by Dassault Aviation, has been seen as the...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, March 8- Malaysia, the world's No.2 producer of palm oil, on Thursday said the European Union's decision to curb imports of the commodity could impact France's hopes of winning one of Asia's biggest fighter jet deals. France's Rafale jet, built by Dassault Aviation, had until recently been seen as the frontrunner in Malaysia's plan to buy up to 18 new...

  • CALAIS, France, Jan 15- With construction underway, Jean-Marc Puissesseau may have to rework an 800 million euro project to double the capacity of Calais' port because of Britain's exit from the European Union. The fortunes of France's busiest passenger port-- just 20 miles across the water from Britain-- hinge on the UK's future trade ties with the EU, an issue that...

  • DUBAI, Dec 21- Kuwait said on Wednesday it had ordered an investigation into a deal with aircraft maker Airbus to supply 30 Caracal military helicopters, worth one billion euros, for its air force. The French defence ministry said in August last year that Kuwait had placed the order. Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA quoted Minister of Cabinet Affairs Anas al-Saleh...

  • DUBAI, Dec 21- Kuwait said on Wednesday it had ordered an investigation into a deal with aircraft maker Airbus to supply 30 Caracal military helicopters, worth one billion euros, for its air force. The French defense ministry said in August last year that Kuwait had placed the order. Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA quoted Minister of Cabinet Affairs Anas al-Saleh...

  • DUBAI, Dec 21- Kuwait said on Wednesday it had ordered an investigation into a deal with aircraft maker Airbus to supply 30 Caracal military helicopters, worth one billion euros, for its air force. The French defense ministry said in August last year that Kuwait had placed the order. Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA quoted Minister of Cabinet Affairs Anas al-Saleh...

  • DUBAI, Dec 21- Kuwait said on Wednesday it had ordered an investigation into a deal with aircraft maker Airbus to supply 30 Caracal military helicopters, worth one billion euros, for its air force. The French defence ministry said in August last year that Kuwait had placed the order. Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA quoted Minister of Cabinet Affairs Anas al-Saleh...

  • PARIS, Dec 15- French President Emmanuel Macron said he was closely following management changes at the top of Airbus and would ensure that the balance of national interests as well as the company's interests are respected in the new appointments. Speaking at a news conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel after an EU summit on Friday, Macron added: "We will...

  • PARIS, Dec 15- French President Emmanuel Macron said he was closely following management changes at the top of Airbus and would ensure that the balance of national interests as well as the company's interests are respected in the new appointments. Speaking at a news conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel after an EU summit on Friday, Macron added: "We will...

  • PARIS, Dec 15- French President Emmanuel Macron said he was closely following management changes at the top of Airbus and would ensure that the balance of national interests as well as the company's interests are respected in the new appointments. Speaking at a news conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel after an EU summit on Friday, Macron added: "We will...

  • PARIS, Dec 15- French President Emmanuel Macron said he was closely following management changes at the top of Airbus and would ensure that the balance of national interests as well as the company's interests are respected in the new appointments. Speaking at a news conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel after an EU summit on Friday, Macron added: "We will...

  • PARIS, Dec 15- The board of French state-owned utility EDF has given final approval for the acquisition of a 75.5 percent stake in Areva NP, the nuclear reactor construction unit of fellow state-owned nuclear group Areva, by year-end, three sources said. One said the board had lifted required guarantees on the successful completion of Areva-designed EPR...

  • *France drops 2025 target for reducing share of nuclear. *Greenpeace says Hulot giving in to nuclear lobby. Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Tuesday it was not realistic to cut nuclear energy's share of electricity production to 50 percent by 2025 from 75 percent now and that doing so in a hurry would increase France's CO2 emissions, endanger the...

  • *Greenpeace says Hulot giving in to nuclear lobby. PARIS, Nov 7- President Emmanuel Macron's government on Tuesday postponed a long-held target to reduce the share of nuclear energy in France's electricity generation. Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said it was not realistic to cut nuclear energy's share in the power mix to 50 percent by 2025 from 75...

  • PARIS, Nov 7- President Emmanuel Macron's government on Tuesday postponed a long-held target to reduce the share of nuclear energy in France's electricity generation. "We will reduce the share of nuclear in the mix as soon as possible," he said, adding that doing so in a hurry would increase France's CO2 emissions and could endanger the security of power supply and...

  • PARIS, Oct 31- Airbus said on Tuesday it had uncovered inaccuracies in its filings to U.S. regulators over arms technology sales, drawing the United States for the first time into a scandal over alleged misconduct at Europe's largest aerospace firm. Airbus also warned about potentially significant fines resulting from existing bribery investigations in...

  • PARIS, Oct 31- The French economy expanded at its fastest pace since 2011 in the third quarter, boosted by an acceleration in consumer spending and robust investment, giving President Emmanuel Macron momentum to push through his reform agenda. His government's annual growth target of 1.7 percent now looks likely to be surpassed, making his plan to cut France's...

  • Macron and Hollande to appear at ceremony in Paris

    CNBC's Claire Fournier reports from Paris on Emmanuel Macron's first official appearance as French president-elect.

  • The new 2017 official presidential election posters of the remaining two candidates, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, who will compete for the second round.

    The French elections are a non-event as monetary and fiscal policies are at the hands of the ECB and the EU Commission.