Keyword: Arnaud Montebourg
Arnaud Montebourg, known for attacks on big business and the European Commission, takes charge of an enlarged economy ministry.
Head of French public-sector investment body says he would be prepared to back Bouygues in tussle for control of mobile phone firm SFR.
Move is blow to telecoms firm Bouygues who had also bid for its mobile phone rival, an option also backed by industry minister Arnaud Montebourg.
France to invest up to €400 million to set up state-owned company that will look for resources around the world, from lithium to gold.
Minister Arnaud Montebourg is said to back extracting shale gas using propane but Greens and many in ruling Socialist Party are opposed.
Arnaud Montebourg insists nuclear power will remain a key element of French energy mix, despite plans to reduce dependency on it.
Arnaud Montebourg, outspoken minister in the embattled socialist government, urges inspiration from an unlikely source...Britain.
French industry minister says Titan boss Maurice Taylor has made an offer for French tyre plant which he once said he would be “stupid” to buy.
Arnaud Montebourg, self-styled champion of 'Le Made in France', says increasing Chinese stake in carmaker will not lead to French loss of control.
In a bid to regain its lost competitive advantage on the world stage, France has just set out an ambitious plan for revitalising its industrial base. Coincidentally a recently-published book takes a critical look at the real costs of the country's last drive to modernise, during the so-called 'Thirty Glorious Years' of the post-war period. Its authors argue that, contrary to received wisdom, human and environmental concerns were sacrificed on the altar of an all-out quest for productivity during that period, while dissenting voices were silenced. Joseph Confavreux reviews the book.
Accused of fuelling far-right nationalism, Commission boss says French politicians should not use EU as a scapegoat for their own problems.
Industry minister scuppered deal after Yahoo had been in talks to acquire a 75 per cent stake in Dailymotion, owned by France Telecom’s Orange.
Jean-Marc Ayrault is reported to have told ministers to favour using French after his industry minister launches 'Silver economy' drive - in English.
News of tightening of checks on Titan tyres comes after row last month in which the US firms's CEO Maurice Taylor mocked France's work ethics.
Minister Arnaud Montebourg blasts Maurice Taylor's "insulting" note as "extremist" and "demonstrating a "perfect ignorance of our country".