Keyword: BID

French government backs Nokia bid for Alcatel-Lucent

France's economy minister said the Finnish company's takeover of its smaller French rival would be 'a good move' for Alcatel Lucent.

Vivendi confirms bid to buy Dailymotion

The media group's move comes after government pressure on Dailymotion owner Orange to keep the Youtube competitor in French hands.

Nicolas Sarkozy announces his return to active politics

Former French president used Facebook to declare his bid to become head of the opposition UMP party, ahead of presidential elections in 2017.

Former French conservative PM Juppé announces presidential bid

The move by Alain Juppé, 69, has upstaged an expected imminent similar bid by Nicolas Sarkozy to run as the UMP party's 2017 candidate.

General Electric wins bid to buy Alstom energy arm

The US giant has finally won its lengthy bidding against rivals after shareholder Bouygues agreed to sell its stake to the French government.

French government backs GE bid for Alstom

The race of rival bids for French engineering firm's energy arm appeared over as French government backs that of General Electric.

General Electric makes 'improved' offer for Alstom

GE's chief executive tells French president his firm would create 1,000 jobs over three years if its bid for Alstom's energy division is approved.

GE pledges to keep Alstom nuclear unit in France

The US company, bidding for Alstom's energy arm, said it would satisfy French government's demand that nuclear unit remain in France.

Alstom board approves GE offer but Siemens still in the running

No binding decision on GE's bid for Alstom's energy division will be made before end of May, giving Siemens time to renew a counter offer.

French government stalls talks with GE on Alstom bid, favours Siemens

France's economy minister says Siemens bid for the troubled French engineering firm would create “two European champions”.

Germany's Siemens 'to rival GE bid' for French enginering firm Alstom

Siemens is reportedly mulling an offer for the troubled French firm, just as General Electric's CEO travels to Paris for talks on its own bid.