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Google to pay $1 billion in France to settle fiscal fraud probe

12 Sep 2019

PARIS Google agreed to pay close to 1 billion euros ($1.10 billion) to French authorities to settle a fiscal fraud probe that began four years ago in a deal that may create a legal precedent for other large tech companies present in the country.

UPDATE 1-Bouygues' profits jump on back of growth at telecoms and TV arms

29 Aug 2019

PARIS, Aug 29 Bouygues posted a better-than-expected first-half core operating profit, as its telecoms and TV units helped offset weakness at the French conglomerate's construction businesses.

China's Tencent talking to Vivendi about stake in Lady Gaga's label

07 Aug 2019

PARIS/BEIJING China's Tencent Holdings Ltd is in talks to buy up to 20% of Universal Music Group (UMG) from Vivendi SA, valuing the music label of Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and the Beatles at around 30 billion euros ($34 billion), as both firms look to expand in a recovering global music market. | Video

UPDATE 1-Altice Europe lifts targets after swinging back to growth in France

01 Aug 2019

PARIS, July 31 Cable and telecoms group Altice Europe lifted its full-year targets on Wednesday after its French division swung back to growth in the second quarter, signalling that a turnaround was underway in its main market.

Vivendi's Universal reports stellar results ahead of possible partial sale

26 Jul 2019

PARIS Stellar first-half results at Vivendi's Universal Music Group (UMG) are raising the stakes for the sale of part of the French media giant's most-prized asset, coming on the back of robust sales in online streaming and CDs.

Orange sees signs of improvement in France's telecoms market

25 Jul 2019

PARIS Orange signaled the start of an easing in the fierce competition in France's telecoms market, after posting slightly better-than-expected second-quarter results on Thursday.

Publicis cuts revenue guidance after disappointing second quarter

18 Jul 2019

PARIS Publicis, the world's third-biggest advertising group, cut its 2019 revenue growth guidance on Thursday after reporting a weaker-than-expected performance in the second quarter as it struggles to revive sluggish sales in the United States.

Publicis cuts guidance after disappointing Q2 revenue growth

18 Jul 2019

PARIS, July 18 Publicis, the world's third-biggest advertising group, cut its 2019 growth guidance on Thursday after reporting a weaker-than-expected performance in the second quarter as it struggles to revive sluggish sales in the United States.

French judges to rule on Tuesday in Orange CEO fraud trial

09 Jul 2019

PARIS Orange chief executive Stephane Richard will learn on Tuesday whether he has been convicted or cleared of misconduct in a French fraud trial which will decide his future as head of the country's biggest telecoms operator.

World News

Iran's Khamenei rejects talks with United States

Iran will never hold one-on-one talks with the United States but could engage in multilateral discussions if it returns to the 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear programme, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, according to state television.