Shares in French TV company M6 soar on takeover offers

A view shows French television group M6 headquarters in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, France, May 21, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Shares in M6 (MMTP.PA), the French television unit German media giant Bertelsmann has put up for sale, rallied on Monday after reports that … Read more

German minister calls for more funds for companies as debt debate intensifies

German Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck addresses a news conference in Duesseldorf, Germany, February 22, 2022. Roberto Pfeil/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The German economy minister on Thursday called for more government funds to support companies as a debate intensifies on … Read more

Germany to restrict company access to gas levy proceeds – sources

A gas street lamp glows at a construction side for a new LED streetlight in Berlin, Germany August 10, 2022. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, Sept 19 (Reuters) – A draft law for Germany’s gas levy draft law will impose restrictions on gas importers benefiting from its … Read more

Exclusive: Geely, oil group could take stakes in Renault engine company – sources

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Deal would not include Renault partner Nissan – sources Oil company role could help green hydrogen development – source PARIS, Aug 31 (Reuters) – China’s Geely Automobile Holdings (0175.HK) and an oil group are in talks about taking stakes in the fossil-fuel engine unit Renault (RENA.PA) … Read more

EU countries, UK handed out 228 billion euros to COVID-hit companies in 2020

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Sept 8 (Reuters) – EU countries and Britain granted 227.97 billion euros ($228 billion) in state aid in 2020 to support companies hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with Poland and Greece topping the list, the European Commission said on Thursday . The Commission, which acts … Read more

Bond issuance spree as US companies rush before more rate hikes

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 8 (Reuters) – Companies with the highest credit ratings in the world are engaged in a now-or-never US dollar bond issuance spree to get ahead of a continued spike in borrowing costs and as liquidity in the market is expected to dwindle in the next … Read more

PKN Orlen invests in high-tech wind turbine and infrastructure inspection companies

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register GDANSK, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Poland’s biggest oil refiner PKN Orlen (PKN.WA) has invested in two companies that make systems that improve wind turbine efficiency and carry out automated infrastructure inspections. The investments are in Eologix Sensor Technology and Invert Robotics Group and were made through … Read more

G7 company emissions falling short of global climate goal, study shows

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register G7 corporates missing Paris Climate Agreement 1.5°C goal European companies on a 2.4°C warming trajectory in 2022 Germany, Italy and the Netherlands show the most progress Sept 6 (Reuters) – Companies in the Group of Seven (G7) economies are failing to meet Paris Climate Agreement objectives, … Read more

Germany looks to ensure the gas levy helps only companies that need it

A general view shows the nuclear power plant Isar 2 by the river Isar in Eschenbach near Landshut, Germany, August 17, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Mang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Calls for revisions to levy amid misuse concerns Econ min: Abolishing levy not an alternative Chancellor favors ‘targeted instruments’ – spokesperson BERLIN, … Read more

China exerting growing pressure on foreign companies, study finds

A man walks in front of Lujiazui financial district, seen across the Huangpu river at dusk, amid the lockdown in Pudong area to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Shanghai, China March 28, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, Aug 24 (Reuters) – China is … Read more