GE's bid for Alstom's energy arm, rivalling that of Siemens and Mitsubishi, now includes offer to leave some assets with the French firm.
As the deadline looms for sale of French engineering giant's energy arm, Paris threatens veto if counter bids are not improved.
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.
The French president urges a better deal to protect jobs and Alstom's future industrial profile amid bids for the French firm's energy division.
The French president and his economy minister are holding talks with the US and German groups over rival bids for Alstom's energy arm.