France and Qatar ink 6.4 bln-euro contract for 24 Dassault fighter jets

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President François Hollande travelled to Doha to sign the Rafale deal, the fighter plane's third foreign contract after sales to Egypt, India.

Putin says France must repay Russia's costs for undelivered helicopter carriers

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The Russian leader said he sought only to recover outlay on the French-built warships, a 1.2-billion-euro deal suspended over the Ukraine crisis.

India PM seals fighter jet deal during visit to France

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Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi said India had agreed to buy 36 Rafale jets which will be built in France, in a deal worth 4 billion euros.

France adopts tough stance over US-Iran nuclear deal

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With a March 31st deadline to ongoing talks, France has adopted harder line over conditions of a deal which the US wants to conclude swiftly.

Egypt to buy 24 French Rafale fighter jets

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President François Hollande has confirmed a 5 billion-euro deal with Egypt for the off-the-shelf sale of the jets, a frigate and military equipment.

Air France and pilots close to deal over low-cost unit Transavia

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After a costly pilots' strike last month, initial agreement has been reached for crews flying Transavia planes to retain Air France benefits.

Hollande talks up France's tough stand behind Iran nuclear deal

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The French President claimed a victory for his country's 'key role' in the terms of an international deal reached on Iran's nuclear programme.

French retail chain Auchan enters Indian market

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French retail giant Auchan has signed a franchise deal with Indian chain Max Hypermarket, with plans to open up to 15 stores annually across India.

PSA French plant to make Toyota commercial vehicles

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Troubled French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroën signs deal with Toyota to make light commercial vehicles for the Japanese firm to sell in Europe.