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Dominique Vidalon

Glass half empty: Italy, France seek premium wine output cut as virus hits sales

07 Aug 2020

FLORENCE/PARIS Leading producers Italy and France are looking to slash premium wine output from the upcoming harvest to shore up prices after the coronavirus pandemic hammered sales and led to a glut of stock.

Glass half empty: Italy, France seek wine output cut to prop up prices

07 Aug 2020

* French Champagne houses, growers negotiating cuts to harvest

France pours more aid as wine sector faces 'major difficulties'

05 Aug 2020

PARIS France on Wednesday stepped up financial support for wine growers faced with a deep drop in demand after lockdowns closed restaurants and bars and U.S. tariffs curbed exports.

UPDATE 2-France pours more aid as wine sector faces 'major difficulties'

05 Aug 2020

PARIS, Aug 5 France on Wednesday stepped up financial support for wine growers faced with a deep drop in demand after lockdowns closed restaurants and bars and U.S. tariffs curbed exports.

France gives cities power to require face masks outdoors; mandate imposed in Lille

31 Jul 2020

PARIS France gave local governments the power on Friday to order the wearing of face masks in outdoor public spaces as the country fights a resurgence of COVID-19, and the northern city of Lille imposed such a mandate.

UPDATE 1-France's Vinci warns on earnings, drops interim dividend

31 Jul 2020

PARIS, July 31 France's Vinci on Friday warned its 2020 earnings would fall significantly after lockdowns meant a sharp drop in its airport and motorway concessions business in the first half.

UPDATE 2-Danone hit by lockdown squeeze on bottled water sales

30 Jul 2020

* H2 margin to stay under pressure, shares down 5% (Recasts with CEO and CFO comments, shares)

UPDATE 2-Carrefour raises cost savings goal as first-half core profits rise

28 Jul 2020

* French hypermarket sales down 3.6% like for like in Q2 (Adds CEO and CFO comments from analysts call)

Carrefour raises cost savings goal as first-half core profits rise

28 Jul 2020

PARIS France's Carrefour on Tuesday raised its goal for cost savings under its strategic overhaul plan as Europe's largest retailer delivered savings of 480 million euros ($563 million) in the first half of 2020.

Peugeot CEO confident Fiat Chrysler merger is on track

25 Jun 2020

PARIS PSA Chief Executive Carlos Tavares is confident a $50 billion merger of the maker of Peugeot vehicles with Fiat Chrysler (FCA) will proceed as planned and deliver synergies of at least 3.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion).

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