PARIS A strong showing at Bouygues' telecoms arm enabled the French conglomerate to weather problems at its construction business that had led to a drop in group profit for the first nine months of the year.
* Bouygues Telecom performs strongly
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PARIS, Nov 15 The French will spend 19 billion
euros ($21.5 billion) on online purchases over Christmas and the
Black Friday to Cyber Monday sales days, lifting total online
retail sales to over 90 billion euros for 2018, said the
country's Fevad E-Commerce Federation.
PARIS Food services group Elior is looking at separating its concession business, which includes airport catering, as part of a broader plan to boost growth, sending its shares up more than 8 percent.
* Elior sticks to latest financial targets
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PARIS Shares in Sodexo , the world's second largest catering company, jumped on Thursday after the French firm met annual earnings expectations and vowed to improve revenue this year.
PARIS French food services and facilities management group Sodexo vowed to accelerate sales growth in the current fiscal year although it cautioned its turnaround would take some time.
* Vise une croissance organique comprise entre 2% et 3% en
PARIS, Nov 8 French food services and facilities
management group Sodexo vowed to accelerate sales
growth in the current fiscal year although it cautioned its
turnaround would take some time.
* Contracting order book at 13.9 bln euros at end-Sept, up