Alstom pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a record $772 million to end a US Justice Department investigation into bribes paid to win power-plant contracts. Photo: Bloomberg

Alstom pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a record $772 million to end a US Justice Department investigation into bribes paid to win power-plant contra(...)

CCTV images picked up the fire on the Luas tram as it approached Busáras.

Circumstances which gave rise to a fire on a Luas tram in Dublin last November had been discovered as far back as December 2008, the Railway Accident (...)

In its ruling, the regulator has left the state little leeway for buying Alstom shares in the open market. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The French government has had its ability to buy Alstom shares in the open market capped by regulators, raising the potential cost of becoming an anch(...)

 Michael Hoey shot a 66. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

American Kevin Stadler celebrated Independence Day by claiming a three-shot lead in the Alstom Open de France, despite a dreaded shank on the final ho(...)

 Kevin Stadler of USA walks off the course after finishing his first round during the Alstom Open de France. Photograph:  Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Kevin Stadler said all the right things after carding a flawless 64 to claim the lead after the opening round of the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf(...)

Stock markets fell sharply in Europe as Middle East crisis intensifies. Photograph: EPA

European stocks fell sharply as violence in the Middle East escalated and a report showed the US economy shrank in the first quarter by the most sinc(...)

An Alstom employee works on a turbine diaphraghm. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

France has agreed to sell a 3.1 per cent stake in gas utility GDF Suez, and could sell as much as 3.6 per cent, to finance the acquisition of a state (...)

Investors turn away from airlines on the back of concern over oil prices arising from the ongoing crisis in Iraq. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks declined yesterday, after posting a ninth weekly gain in 10, as investors watched developments in Iraq and as euro-zone manufacturing(...)

Siemens chief executive Joe Kaeser: “We are still open for talks.” Photograph: Arnaud Fevrier/Bloomberg

The chief executive of Siemens said yesterday the German engineering group was ready to resume negotiations with Alstom and the French state should th(...)

France’s cconomy minister, Arnaud Montebourg, said yesterday that Alstom’s lucrative gas turbines arm would be purchased by GE and said there would be discussions on the shape of joint ventures in other energy areas ranging from renewables to nuclear. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

France chose General Electric to form an alliance with Alstom yesterday, rejecting an offer from Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries – but said(...)