Comments on: Do national champions merit protection? http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2014/05/05/do-national-champions-merit-protection/ Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:55:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: RussellDavison http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2014/05/05/do-national-champions-merit-protection/comment-page-1/#comment-787 Tue, 06 May 2014 11:05:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/?p=792#comment-787 Alstom is burdened by too much debt, a weak credit rating and looming refinancing needs of $1 billion in 2014. There is falling demand and more competition in power generation. Additionally, the company was bailed out of near-bankruptcy only a decade ago. So, how can Alstom be regarded as a national champion?

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