France’s Total is one of the world’s top seven oil and oil products companies and is involved in every aspect of the oil chain from extraction to sales. In the early 2000s, it merged with Elf Aquitaine and was called TotalFinaElf before changing its name back to Total.
Modernisation of Tiger helicopters threatens to turn into pitched battle between EU countries
Airbus Helicopters greatly needs the contract in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis but current discussions between the partner countries may leave Marignane on the sidelines. [...]
France boosts Beijing's nuclear export ambitions
A second EPR reactor in Taishan, China, went into commercial operation earlier this month, marking the culmination of a long collaboration between France's EDF and the part-publicly owned China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN). Beijing now has designs on the export market. [...]
VIP aircraft sow discord between Paris and Gaid Salah
While Alger's army chief of staff Ahmed Gaid Salah launches into anti-corruption probes within the highest echelons of government, announcing "the time of reckoning has come", a secret deal with the Algerian ministry of national defence has got Paris and Algiers in a flutter. [...]