France pushes for concessions as Alstom bidding hits final hours

The race to acquire Alstom's energy arm is entering a crucial week, with Siemens due to present an offer ahead of a cut-off date set by GE.

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France is continuing to press for guarantees from contenders to buy energy assets from Alstom , as Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries consider a joint move to challenge a formal offer from General Electric, reports Reuters.