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French police grill tycoon Bolloré over Africa graft allegations

Paris - Groupe Bolloré runs ports, railways across West Africa. Allegations concern port concessions in Guinea, Togo.

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French tycoon Bolloré questioned by police over Africa operations

Paris - French billionaire Vincent Bolloré, who stepped down days ago as chairman of media giant Vivendi, is being questioned by police as part of an investigation into allegations of corrupt business practices in Africa, his lawyer said.

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Shipyards, Fincantieri is evaluating the purchase of T. Mariotti (Genoa)

Genoa - Patron of the ligurian shipyard is the entrepreneur Marco Bisagno, former president of the local Confindustria.

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Ports: Spain takes over from Italy

Genoa - In the ranking of countries in competitiveness, drawn up each year by the World Economic Forum, in the infrastructure category, Italy is in 27th place with 5.4 points (out of 7), while Spain is in 12th place with 5.9 points

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Shell, Inpex near finish line in race to export north Australian LNG

Singapore - Shell and Inpex are on the final stretch of a years-long race to export gas from offshore northern Australia, where both have spent billions of dollars building the world’s biggest maritime vessels to grab a slice of Asia’s booming LNG market

Oldendorff boosts Babycape fleet

Oldendorff boosts Babycape fleet

Lübeck - German shipping company Oldendorff Carriers has decided to further expand its Babycape fleet by buying four and taking two bulkers on a period charter. The four vessels, as informed, have been bought from companies controlled by Interorient Navigation from Cyprus

Assiterminal, on a day of peace

Assiterminal, on a day of peace

Genoa - It lasted four hours, and those who were present at the assembly say that there had not been such a heated debate in some time. The agenda was the future of Assiterminal, the association of Italian terminal operators, the latest issue in the clash between Confcommercio and Confindustria

315 redundancies expected at Fedex Italia

315 redundancies expected at Fedex Italia

Rome - Transport unions have “declared a state of unrest for all workers employed at Fedex and TNT”. FILT CGIL, FIT CISL and Uiltrasporti have explained that with the merger between the two companies, “Fedex has launched a collective redundancy procedure, equivalent to 315 structural redundancies”

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