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Sudip Kar-Gupta

Dassault Systemes targets life sciences with $5.8 billion Medidata deal

12 Jun 2019

PARIS France's Dassault Systemes moved to build up its life sciences presence with a $5.8 billion cash deal to buy Medidata Solutions, a U.S. firm focused on clinical trials.

Short-seller Muddy Waters defends its research on Casino after critical French probe

06 Jun 2019

PARIS U.S. short-selling firm Muddy Waters on Thursday rejected the preliminary findings of a probe by France's AMF financial regulator into its criticism of retailer Casino.

UPDATE 1-Retailer Casino's shares fall after interim dividend cancelled, rating cut

29 May 2019

* Casino scraps interim dividend (Adds fund manager comment and more detail)

France wants FCA-Renault job guarantees and Nissan on board

28 May 2019

PARIS France will seek protection of local jobs and other guarantees in exchange for supporting a merger between carmakers Renault and Fiat Chrysler, its finance minister said on Tuesday, underscoring the challenges facing the plan. | Video

Boutique bank run by Macron donor could help tackle hurdles to Fiat/Renault deal

27 May 2019

PARIS The ties between French banker Benoit d'Angelin and President Emmanuel Macron could prove useful as d'Angelin's boutique firm joins Goldman Sachs and Nomura to help arrange Fiat's proposed merger with Renault.

Boutique bank run by Macron donor could help tackle hurdles to Fiat/Renault deal

27 May 2019

PARIS The ties between French banker Benoit d'Angelin and President Emmanuel Macron could prove useful as d'Angelin's boutique firm joins Goldman Sachs and Nomura to help arrange Fiat's proposed merger with Renault.

Boutique bank run by Macron donor could help tackle hurdles to Fiat/Renault deal

27 May 2019

PARIS, May 27 The ties between French banker Benoit d'Angelin and President Emmanuel Macron could prove useful as d'Angelin's boutique firm joins Goldman Sachs and Nomura to help arrange Fiat's proposed merger with Renault.

Norway clears way for Euronext to secure Oslo Bors in Nasdaq battle

13 May 2019

PARIS/OSLO Euronext won approval from Norway's Ministry of Finance to buy up to 100% of Oslo Bors on Monday, effectively ending a five-month battle with Nasdaq for one of the last independent stock market operators in Europe. | Video

France still hopes for ADP privatisation, delay hurts shares again

10 May 2019

PARIS France's finance minister said on Friday he remained committed to privatising the country's main airports group ADP, but the company's shares slumped for a second straight day over plans for a public vote on the process.

UPDATE 1-France still hopes for ADP privatisation, delay hurts shares again

10 May 2019

* But referendum has presented new hurdles to process (Adds stock price reaction and analyst comment)

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