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French govt to remain 'reference shareholder' in Orange

Thursday 7 January 2016 | 10:55 CET | News
The French state intends to remain a shareholder in Orange, according to economy minister Emmanuel Macron. It will study any proposed merger between Orange and Bouygues Telecom according to "simple" criteria, such as investment, employment and consumer protection, as well as value creation, he told Reuters at an event to mark the launch of the sales period in Paris. The state is a "reference shareholder" and intends to remain so at Orange, Macron said. For the government, the priority is for France to remain a leader in Europe and emerging markets, where Orange should play the role of

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Companies: Bouygues Telecom / Orange
Countries: France
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