French shares gain 0.52 pct Friday


PARIS, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) — French shares edged up on Friday,
with the benchmark Paris CAC 40 up 0.52 percent, or 28.51 points,
to close at 5,517.06 points.

Twenty-nine of the 40 selected large companies gained in the

Both French multinational advertising and public relations
company Publicis Groupe and French food services and facilities
management company Sodexo advanced 1.86 percent, the top gainers of
the blue chips. They are followed by French retail giant Carrefour
who gained 1.74 percent.

French multinational mass media conglomerate Vivendi went down
by 3.75 percent, the top loser of the blue chips. Building material
manufacturer LafargeHolcim lost 0.81 percent. French multinational
electric utility company Engie S.A. edged down 0.75 percent.


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