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LVMH splashes out on luxury hotels with $3.2 billion Belmond deal

Dec 14 2018

PARIS Luxury goods maker LVMH has agreed to buy Belmond , the owner of hotels including Venice's landmark Cipriani, for a total of $3.2 billion to raise its profile in upmarket hospitality. | Video

Societe Generale builds clearing hub in Paris ahead of Brexit

Dec 10 2018

PARIS/LONDON Societe Generale is opening a Paris hub this month to clear derivatives in the European Union in the latest sign of euro business moving from Britain to the bloc ahead of Brexit.

UPDATE 1-Societe Generale builds clearing hub in Paris ahead of Brexit

Dec 10 2018

PARIS/LONDON Dec 10 Societe Generale is opening a Paris hub this month to clear derivatives in the European Union in the latest sign of euro business moving from Britain to the bloc ahead of Brexit.

JP Morgan targets mid-sized firms in challenge to European banks

Dec 05 2018

PARIS/NEW YORK Thumbing through a thick binder detailing European mid-sized and family-owned firms, JP Morgan's Doug Petno has his sights set on a business Europe's banks have kept to themselves.

'Yellow vest' protesters knock wind out of French business, economy

Dec 03 2018

PARIS Three weeks of "yellow vest" protests have hit the French economy hard, with trade in shops, hotels and restaurants falling significantly, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday. | Video

Economic impact of yellow vest protests 'severe' - French fin min

Dec 03 2018

* Paris hotel cancellations surge 20-50 percent, industry body

Insurer AXA raises profit targets in wake of $15 billion XL deal

Nov 28 2018

PARIS AXA , Europe's second-biggest insurer, expects its profitability to improve in the next two years thanks to U.S. business brought in by its new XL arm, and said it would now focus on expanding in Asia.

French insurer AXA extends climate change policy to XL

Nov 26 2018

PARIS AXA , France's biggest insurer, has extended its climate change policy to its recently acquired XL division, joining a growing list of European insurers that have taken action to help to tackle global warming.

UPDATE 1-French insurer AXA extends climate change policy to XL

Nov 26 2018

* XL to stop insurance on coal-fired power plants (Adds more detail and background)

French banks scale back plans for post-Brexit staff moves

Nov 23 2018

PARIS French banks may end up relocating significantly fewer staff than originally expected from London to mainland Europe after Brexit, banking officials said on Friday.

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