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France strengthens profile in South Africa with GDF Suez deal

GDF Suez has been awarded a EUR1.5bn contract to build new conventional thermal electricity capacity in South Africa. This outcome is partly due to France's aggressive stance concerning its domestic industrial interests abroad, and bodes very well for future South African transport, infrastructure, and nuclear development contracts to be awarded to French companies.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Oct 2013
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GDF Suez's onshore wind investment under siege

The French onshore wind sector is experiencing significant turbulence, with clarification on government support lacking, and court decisions in favor of NIMBY complainants. The uncertainty has seen new investment in onshore wind dry up until clarity on ongoing support is provided.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Oct 2013
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French climate fund to be paid for by conventional thermal and nuclear generators

The French government has announced another move in its transition towards renewable energy: a carbon tax on polluting fuels.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Sep 2013
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EDF price rises still leave French consumers on a good deal

The French government applied the first of two 5% increases in EDF's regulated domestic electricity prices on August 1, 2013. The second rise will take place in 2014, according to the French energy ministry. Yet despite the increases, French consumers will still be paying among the lowest power tariffs in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Aug 2013
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French blackout fears mirror those in the UK

France's national transmission operator RTE has underlined heightened risks to electricity security in 2016, echoing similar fears expressed across the channel by UK energy regulator Ofgem for 2015-16.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jul 2013
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Lower outlook for French transport power demand

Slower than anticipated uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) in France has led to a downward revision in forecast transport power demand in Datamonitor's updated 2030 outlook.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jun 2013
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Hello Bank digital-first, not digital-only

BNP Paribas has shown that it understands the need to combine the benefits of a digital-only offering with the reassurance customers gain from a branch network. Banks will need to take this digital-first rather than digital-only approach until customers are ready to let go of the branch.

Published By Datamonitor
23 May 2013
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Eni takes on GDF Suez in French retail gas

GDF Suez still dominates the French retail gas market but will have to work harder to retain its residential customers, faced with competition from Eni among others.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Apr 2013
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French thermal generation capacity closures gather pace

E.ON France and GDF Suez are closing oil and gas powered generation plants in France. Gas generation suffers from narrow spark spreads, lower load factors due to competition from renewables, and reduced demand. Although coal remains the cheaper fuel source, it too faces growing exposure to the price of carbon and environmental legislation.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Apr 2013
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French HNWs seek refuge in Belgium

Over the coming years the number of French HNW expats to Belgium is likely to rise due to fears surrounding increased taxation in France under President Hollande's socialist government. Belgium is already an attractive location for French HNW expats, due to its close proximity to France, favorable business taxes, and shared language.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Apr 2013

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