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Retailer Carrefour's shares climb after reassuring fourth-quarter sales

8:55am GMT

PARIS Carrefour's shares rose on Wednesday, after the French supermarket retailer expressed confidence in its strategy plan even though sales growth slowed slightly in the fourth quarter due to anti-government protests in France.

France's Casino sells stores to Fortress, hits asset sales target

21 Jan 2019

PARIS Casino has agreed to sell 26 stores worth 501 million euros ($567 million) to Fortress Investment Group, the French supermarket retailer said on Monday, fulfilling an assets sale target set out last year as part of plans to reduce its debt.

Clashes break out in France as 'yellow vests' stage latest protest

19 Jan 2019

PARIS Clashes broke out throughout France on Saturday, as an estimated 84,000 "yellow vests" demonstrators took to the streets in a 10th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government. | Video

UPDATE 3-Clashes break out in France as 'yellow vests' stage latest protest

19 Jan 2019

* Government building attacked in Angers (Adds quotes, detail)

French retailer Casino weathers sales hit from protests, lifting shares

18 Jan 2019

PARIS Casino's shares rose on Friday after the supermarket group stuck to its financial targets, despite a 50 million euro ($57 million) hit to fourth quarter revenues from French anti-government protests.

UPDATE 1-French retailer Casino weathers sales hit from protests, lifting shares

18 Jan 2019

* Casino maintains overall financial targets (Adds more detail and analyst comment)

SocGen blames rocky markets for its profit warning

17 Jan 2019

PARIS French bank Societe Generale warned that volatile markets would hurt its fourth quarter profit, hitting its shares and other banks which have yet to report earnings.

French companies bruised by 'yellow vests' protests

10 Jan 2019

PARIS French companies have this week revealed some 60 million euros (£54.2 million) of lost business from anti-government protests rocking the country, which could augur badly for the likes of supermarket chains Casino and Carrefour .

Protests hit Air France KLM, overshadowing Dutch traffic rise

09 Jan 2019

PARIS Air France KLM said anti-government protests in France had hit its revenue, taking the shine off a rise in its overall December passenger traffic figures and knocking its shares.

French ministers aghast at support for boxer who fought police

08 Jan 2019

PARIS A former French boxing champion who surrendered to police after he was filmed raining blows on riot officers during a "yellow vest" protest has received tens of thousands of euros in public donations, infuriating government ministers.

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