French June current account deficit widens on BNP fine
PARIS Aug 12 (Reuters) - France's current account deficit widened in June to 7.4 billion euros ($9.9 billion) due to bank BNP Paribas having to pay a large fine in a U.S. sanctions busting affair, the Bank of France said on Tuesday.
Without the fine, the current account deficit would have been 3.1 billion euros, narrowing slightly from a revised 3.3 billion in May. (1 US dollar = 0.7482 euro) (Reporting By Nicholas Vinocur; Editing by Andrew Callus)
- Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting
- Wall St. finally turning on Amazon as Bezos magic fades
- Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree
- Iran hangs woman convicted of killing alleged rapist
- Medical worker quarantined in New Jersey under new Ebola safeguards |