The 5 business news to remember this Friday morning (Alstom/Siemens, Apple, TotalEnergies, offshore wind, Portugal)

The 5 business news to remember this Friday morning (Alstom/Siemens, Apple, TotalEnergies, offshore wind, Portugal)
The 5 business news to remember this Friday morning (Alstom/Siemens, Apple, TotalEnergies, offshore wind, Portugal)

Hard blow for Alstom: Siemens wins the market for the first American TGVs

The German group Siemens won the call for tenders to manufacture the trains for the very first high-speed line in the United States, planned for 2028 between Las Vegas and the gates of Los Angeles. This contract is part of the administration’s desire to develop the train offer in a country where cars and planes are kings.

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Fall in sales for Apple

Apple did not shine this first quarter of 2024, recording a drop in sales of its iPhones. However, the Apple brand is catching up more on services (App Store, Apple TV+, etc.) while its strategy around generative AI still remains unclear.

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Climate: TotalEnergies gives up appeal in its lawsuit against Greenpeace

TotalEnergies is refusing to appeal the cancellation of its proceedings brought against Greenpeace after the dissemination of a report from the NGO which accused the major of underestimating its carbon footprint.

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In France, the second wind of offshore wind power

After years of trial and error, the machine seems well and truly launched: this Thursday, May 2, RTE, Chantiers de l’Atlantique and Hitachi Energy announced a “historic” agreement worth 4.5 billion euros to build electrical platforms intended to equip future offshore wind farms. The same day, the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, and his Minister Delegate for Industry and Energy, Roland Lescure, confirmed their desire to accelerate the pace in order to massively develop this energy Source in France. But the European sector remains fragile.

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Portugal: the Minister of Finance criticizes the budgetary situation inherited from the previous government

While the Portuguese economy is in good shape, even recording a budget surplus in 2023, the Minister of Finance of the new government has been critical of the budgetary situation left by his predecessors. The government has even revised its surplus targets downward for this year.

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