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French retailers, hoteliers warn strikes could spoil Christmas season

06 Dec 2019

PARIS French retailers and hoteliers warned their crucial Christmas season could be spoiled if a strike, which was causing travel chaos for a second day on Friday, drags on for much longer.

French retailers, hoteliers warn strikes could spoil Christmas season

06 Dec 2019

PARIS French retailers and hoteliers warned their crucial Christmas season could be spoiled if a strike, which was causing travel chaos for a second day on Friday, drags on for much longer.

UPDATE 1-France's Pernod Ricard targets trendy tequila for growth

28 Nov 2019

PARIS, Nov 28 Pernod Ricard is looking to expand its tequila range, possibly through acquisition, the French drinks group's CEO for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America said.

Departing Remy Cointreau CEO cautious on Hong Kong after weak first half

28 Nov 2019

PARIS The departing boss of Remy Cointreau said on Thursday she did not foresee any improvement soon in demand for cognac in Hong Kong where falling tourism tied to the political protests dented profit in the first half of the year.

French interior minister blames protest violence on 'thugs'

17 Nov 2019

PARIS French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner blamed "thugs" and "bullies" on Sunday for the violence that hit demonstrations the previous day marking marked the first anniversary of the anti-government "yellow vest" protests.

Paris police use tear gas, water cannon on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary

16 Nov 2019

PARIS Demonstrators torched cars and pelted police with stones and bottles and police fired tear gas and water cannon in Paris on Saturday as rallies to mark the first anniversary of the anti-government "yellow vest" demonstrations erupted into violence. | Video

British rocker Doherty handed three-month suspended prison in Paris

12 Nov 2019

PARIS British indie rocker Pete Doherty pleaded guilty to charges of affray in Paris on Tuesday and was handed a three-month suspended prison sentence and 5,000 euro ($5,500) fine, his lawyer said.

UPDATE 2-LVMH woos Tiffany to tap fast-growing jewellery market

28 Oct 2019

* Tiffany may seek higher price tag - analysts (Adds analysts, adds Tiffany shares, background)

Debt concerns linger after Casino unveils refinancing plan

23 Oct 2019

PARIS French retailer Casino 's latest steps to shrink its debt pile will buy time for its main shareholder but not resolve all the problems faced by the group, ratings agencies and analysts said on Wednesday.

Carrefour confident on overhaul despite weak third quarter in France

22 Oct 2019

PARIS Carrefour , Europe's largest retailer, said that its overhaul plan aimed at boosting earnings was on track even though sales growth slowed in the third quarter, reflecting a weaker performance in its core French market.

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