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French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Sept. 21

Sept 21 Below are company-related news and stories from French and Benelux media which could have an impact on the region's markets or individual stocks.

EXCLUSIVE-Richard Branson setting up green energy fund to rebuild Caribbean

NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British billionaire Richard Branson said on Tuesday he is in talks to set up a fund to help Caribbean nations recently ravaged by Hurricane Irma replace wrecked fossil fuel-dependent utilities with low-carbon renewable energy sources.

19 Sep 2017

Breakingviews - What we’ve learned about Brexit so far

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Britain’s vote to leave the Europe Union took just one day – but the divorce process is dragging on. In October, talks between the two sides are supposed to shift from the terms of exit to the terms of re-engagement. There’s little chance of that happening. Despite the positioning papers published and legislation initiated, progress is being slowed up by bickering – within the UK government and between London and Brussels – as well as technicalities and economic

19 Sep 2017

Wine maven Kurniawan, convicted of fraud, loses bid for freedom

Sept 18 The convicted Indonesian wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan on Monday failed to persuade a U.S. judge to set aside his 10-year prison term for counterfeiting an estimated $30 million of wine.

19 Sep 2017

China, Hong Kong stocks cheered by strong China loan data, Asian gains

SHANGHAI, Sept 18 China and Hong Kong stocks rose on Monday as stronger-than-expected Chinese loan data added to views that economic growth is holding up well despite slowly rising borrowing costs and a crackdown on riskier forms of financing.

18 Sep 2017

French and German farmers urge renewal of EU glyphosate license

PARIS French and German farmers jointly called on European governments to renew the license for glyphosate weedkiller, saying there was no evidence it was toxic and banning it would severely harm farming.

Environment, Environment 14 Sep 2017

French and German farmers urge renewal of EU glyphosate licence

* EU to decide on widely-used weedkiller's licence by year-end

14 Sep 2017

Cycling: Froome still rides under radar despite epic feats

LONDON French great Bernard Hinault believes Chris Froome could target a sweep of all three Grand Tours next year -- a feat previously assumed to be mission impossible in cycling.

11 Sep 2017

Caribbean faces hard road to recovery after Irma's ravages

VARADERO, Cuba From Cuba to Antigua, Caribbean islanders began counting the cost of Hurricane Irma on Sunday after the brutal storm left a trail of death, destruction and chaos from which the tourist-dependent region could take years to recover. | Video

Environment, Environment 11 Sep 2017

Caribbean faces hard road to recovery after Irma's ravages

VARADERO, Cuba From Cuba to Antigua, Caribbean islanders began counting the cost of Hurricane Irma on Sunday after the brutal storm left a trail of death, destruction and chaos from which the tourist-dependent region could take years to recover.

World, Top News 11 Sep 2017