Henri Proglio gave up his claim to the chairmanship of defense group Thales (TCFP.PA) on Tuesday, bringing into the open a simmering row with Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron over the veteran French businessman's Russian interests.
The French government loaned Egypt 3.2 billion euros to finance the recent multibillion-euro purchase of French military equipment, Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in an interview on al-Arabiya TV on Saturday.
Airbus Group and Dassault Aviation aim to oversee the complete sale of Airbus's 4.8 billion-euro stake in the French planemaker by the end of next year, two people familiar with the matter said.
The Children's Investment Fund proposed to the European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co to distribute its Dassault Aviaton stake to its shareholders.
The Children's Investment Fund demanded European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company to sell the 46% stake the latter holds in Dassault Aviation.