Two French firms controlled by tycoon Xavier Niel bought 64.5 per cent of Eir last year. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

French business tycoon Xavier Niel, who has a controlling interest in Eir, has agreed a €2.7 billion deal to sell mobile towers in France, Italy and S(...)

The French courts have told Orange it can lodge the cash awarded this week with the state-owned investment group Caisse des Dépôts, pending any further appeals. Photograph: Getty Images

Orange Caraibe, a competitor of Denis O’Brien’s Digicel in the French West Indies, is expected to appeal this week’s order from a court in Paris to pa(...)

Patrick Drahi: offering to buy Bouygues Telecom. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Patrick Drahi, owner of France’s number two telecoms player Numericable-SFR, has offered to buy smaller rival Bouygues Telecom for about €10 billion i(...)

European stocks traded near a seven-year high, while Greek shares fell on skepticism that a debt agreement is within reach. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index(...)

European stocks declined from a seven-year high amid talks on Greece’s bailout terms. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slipped 0.2 per cent to 376.35 at 8:(...)

At Bouygues Telecom, quarterly current operating profit fell to €420 million from €531 million a year earlier, reflecting a decline in its profitability

Bouygues has raised its full-year sales forecast after it posted better-than-expected sales in the third quarter despite a weaker construction market(...)

Tax breaks for R&D, ¤5.6 billion this year alone, combined with world-class scientists are making France a honey pot for technology companies. (Photograph:  Christian Hartmann/Reuters)

Move over, Ireland. Companies from Microsoft to China’s Huawei Technologies scouring Europe for fiscally attractive shores are turning to an unlikely (...)

About 2.2 million CRH shares changed hands in Dublin yesterday, slightly more than usual. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tumbling technology share helped trigger the biggest decline in European markets in a month yesterday. Traders in Dublin said w(...)

The agreed sale of SFR also promises to reshape Europe’s third-biggest telecoms market after two years of fierce price competition. Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

France’s Vivendi said it had accepted cable company Numericable’s bid for its (...)