French certification company Bureau Veritas agreed to buy UK commodities testing and inspection firm Inspectorate for 450 million pounds ($667 million) in a deal it said would boost earnings from this year.
The French bank will hold a meeting at 0830 GMT to update analysts on the situation of its Greek unit Emporiki.
French biotech group Ipsen unveils 'encouraging results' of guidage trial in the prevention of Alzheimer's dementia.
French nuclear power plant reactor maker Areva said on Monday that it had installed a pressure vessel in the troubled Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) EPR reactor in Finland.
French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis has struck a strategic alliance potentially worth up to $750 million with Regulus Therapeutics, taking it into the emerging field of microRNA.
The oil services group said on Tuesday it has been awarded a four-year term ontract by BG Group for the provision of pre-FEED, FEED, full EPIC and IRM services in both the United Kingdom and Norwegian Continental Shelves.
The agreement contains a provision to extend the contract with a further three one-year options.
Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) would consider other aircraft makers should its expansion plans continue to be affected by further delays in the delivery of Airbus' A380 aircraft, MAS managing director Tengku Azmil Zahruddin said, the Malaysian Reserve reports.
Fitch Ratings on Monday cut its rating on French bank BNP Paribas by one notch, citing reliance on capital markets for a large part of its profits and a deterioration of asset quality in 2009.
The French aerospace equipment manufacturer said it would buy Canadian company Cantell Cullen & Co for an undisclosed sum. The transaction should close in June, pending regulatory approval.
Two rival groups put in firm bids for French newspaper Le Monde on Monday, pitting a band of wealthy tycoons against a partnership including France Telecom and Spanish media company Prisa.
French retailer Casino has raised its stake in Brazil's GPA from 33.4 percent to 33.7 percent, following a reserved capital increase.
Japanese carmaker Toyota UK and the French utility are starting a three-year trial of the Plug-In hybrid Prius car in Britain.
The Belgian financial services group has agreed to sell its Dublin-based asset management operations to Belgian holding company RHJ International
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