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

Jan 19 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

Jan 19 2019

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

French retailer Casino weathers sales hit from protests, lifting shares

Jan 18 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

Jan 18 2019

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

SocGen blames rocky markets for its profit warning

Jan 17 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

Jan 10 2019

PARIS French companies have this week revealed some 60 million euros ($69 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

Jan 09 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

Jan 08 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.

UPDATE 1-French bank Natixis' shares slide after derivatives hit

Dec 19 2018

* Shares fall sharply (Adds more broker comment and background)

Activist fund Elliott set to shake up drinks giant Pernod

Dec 12 2018

LONDON/PARIS Elliott Management has built up a stake in Pernod Ricard and called on the family-backed French drinks company to boost profit margins and improve returns for investors.

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