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France's ID Logistics eyes acquisitions in 2013

17 May 2013

PARIS ID Logistics wants to make acquisitions as early as this year to reach new clients at home and abroad and maintain its double-digit sales growth, its head said.

Belvedere shareholders approve debt restructuring

01 Mar 2013

PARIS Shareholders of debt-laden French spirits group Belvedere approved the company's debt-restructuring plan after an unruly meeting lasting more than five hours on Thursday, giving it a chance to avoid an otherwise likely liquidation.

Spirits maker Belvedere warns of disaster if debt deal rejected

18 Feb 2013

PARIS, Feb 18 The administrator of French spirits group Belvedere warned of "industrial and social disaster" if shareholders won't approve a debt restructuring that would see their stakes drastically diluted.

French ad group 1000mercis eyes faster growth abroad

06 Feb 2013

PARIS French advertising and marketing group 1000mercis wants to double the portion of revenue it makes outside France in the next five years to capture demand for digital marketing, its chief operating officer said.

Saft's belief in lithium-ion battery survives 787 woes

31 Jan 2013

BAGNOLET, France France's Saft , a leading industrial battery maker, said the grounding of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner had not hurt its confidence in the aircraft's lithium-ion batteries.

France's Stallergenes eyes acquisitions in 2013

21 Dec 2012

PARIS French allergy drug maker Stallergenes wants to grow abroad through partnerships and acquisitions, and hopes ongoing discussions could lead to a deal in 2013, its head said.

Peugeot CEO says jobs cuts an "internal matter"

08 Oct 2012

DOUVRIN, France, Oct 8 PSA Peugeot Citroen's restructuring is an "internal matter", the French automaker's chief executive told reporters during a factory visit by industry minister Arnaud Montebourg.

Parrot bets on Android winning in-car device market

06 Jun 2012

PARIS Parrot, an upstart French technology company, is betting that drivers want their cars to be fitted with an all-in-one "infotainment" device based on Google's popular Android operating software to give hands-free control of its smartphone, radio, music and satellite navigation functions.

Embraer says faces order deferrals in Europe

06 Jun 2012

PARIS, June 5 Regional jet maker Embraer faces order deferrals by some customers in Europe but has not yet been hit with cancellations despite the region's debt crisis, the head of the Brazilian company's commercial division said on Tuesday.

Insight: French architect could be pivotal figure in China scandal

15 May 2012

RAINANS/DALIAN An elusive French architect is emerging as a key figure in China's biggest political scandal in two decades, with evidence suggesting he shared both an affectionate and close business relationship with the Chinese woman at the heart of the scandal.

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