Elena Berton

Elena Berton

Freelance journalist in Paris

A former staff reporter at Reuters and Dow Jones Newswires/The Wall Street Journal, I cover news, culture, lifestyle, food and travel, healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry

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Low-profile Peugeot family keep grip on the wheel | Reuters

Low-profile Peugeot family keep grip on the ...

Reuters

Saint-Gobain bets on energy-saving glass | Reuters

Saint-Gobain bets on energy-saving glass
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Drugmakers eye Africa's middle classes as next growth market

For pharmaceutical companies, Africa is changing. Not only is the continent's economic growth grabbing attention in boardrooms but the shifting nature of its disease burden is luring Big Pharma, as...

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Bubble car jolt for Paris electric car-share scheme

Paris launches its first car-sharing project next week with the aim of clearing its traffic-clogged boulevards and delivering what its backers hope will be a major boost for electric vehicles. The...

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Olympics: Horses get the rock star treatment

The duck-egg blue lorry gingerly joins a queue of cars lined up along the Eurotunnel platform in Calais, northern France, as Channel tunnel shuttle boarding begins. Inside, Voske, a 10-year-old...

Reuters

Sanofi's Genzyme says making progress with MS drugs

Sanofi's Genzyme says making progress with MS drugs. By Elena Berton. LYON Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:47am EDT ......

Reuters

France will ask EU to curb use of newer birth control pills

France will ask EU to curb use of newer birth control pills. By Elena Berton. PARIS Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:52pm EST ......

Reuters

Drugmakers fear short-term 'turmoil' as China probes widen

Chinese authorities visited a regional office of French drugmaker Sanofi this week in the latest sign of a widening investigation into Western drugmakers. Eli Lilly said it had also been visited by...

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French planes pound Islamist camps in north Mali desert | Reuters

French planes pound Islamist camps in north ...

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Sanofi cuts fewer French jobs than planned after government pressure

French drugmaker Sanofi SA scaled back planned layoffs under pressure from the French government, which has been struggling to contain a burgeoning unemployment rate. Sanofi, France's No. 2 company by...

Reuters

Sanofi steps up diabetes drive as rivals raise the stakes

In a leafy suburb of Frankfurt, a state-of-the-art plant churns out up to 1 million insulin pens every day in French drugmaker Sanofi's drive to keep its no. 2 spot in the $43 billion-a-year diabetes...

Reuters

NEWSMAKER-Bollore repeats history with Vivendi

NEWSMAKER-Bollore repeats history with Vivendi. By Elena Berton. PARIS, June 29 Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:13pm EDT ......

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Sanofi faces uphill struggle in MS drug market

Sanofi SA risks falling behind in the battle for share of the fast-growing multi-billion euro multiple sclerosis (MS) market, as rivals push ahead with revolutionary treatments while...

Reuters

Ferrari-red trains to shake up Italian railways

Passengers boarding the new bullet trains ready to whiz across Italy early next year might be forgiven for thinking of Ferrari cars at the sight of the low nose, the deep-red livery and the sleek...

Reuters

Sanofi multiple sclerosis pill wins U.S. approval

Sanofi SA has won U.S. approval for its multiple sclerosis (MS) pill Aubagio, one of the two treatments for the chronic disease that could return the French drugmaker to growth after several...