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Sarah Huckerbee Sanders
White House press secretary
The ongoing battle for control of Alstom’s energy arm has undergone a further twist.
The French government appears to favour the General Electric
General Electric is in talks with France to secure its bid to buy Alstom’s energy assets.
The US company is reportedly set to offer an independent
German engineering company Siemens and Japan’s Mitsubishi have presented a joint offer to France’s Alstom that includes seven billion euros in
Hitachi has become the second Japanese engineering firm – along with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries – to express an interest in joining Germany’s
German conglomerate Siemens has revealed it has teamed up with Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries over a possible bid for French firm Alstom’s
Foreign firms wanting to buy a French company will have to get the approval of the Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg from now on.
Alstom suffered a drop in orders and annual profit last year.
The numbers show why the French industrial engineering group needs a deal with
The Alstom saga is far from over. The battle for the French company has intensified as General Electric and Siemens’ CEOs both met with President
General Electric remains the favourite to take over the energy business of French engineering group Alstom, but Germany’s Siemens is still in the
Shares in French transport and energy giant Alstom surged as markets digested the announcement that the company has reacted positively to General
The board of the French engineering group Alstom has accepted a $12bn offer (8.6bn euros) for its energy arm from General Electric (GE).
Alstom workers worried about their jobs protested at its Paris headquarters and other plants in France on Tuesday.
As they did, it emerged that it
French President Francois Hollande and his Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg are holding meetings with General Electric, Siemens and the Boguyes
Could two major makers of trains be on track to merge?
US firm General Electric has reportedly been talking to Alstom, builder of turbines and
US jet engine giant General Electric is rumored to be in talks to buy French train maker Alstom for 9.5 billion euros.
The General Electric bid is
Two major European firms are among 18 being probed in Brazil over allegations of corruption and price-fixing, it’s emerged.
An unexpected move by Alstom to increase its capital in order to fund acquisitions has raised concerns about its financial strength.