PARIS France's unemployment rate fell back during the second quarter to reach its lowest level since the end of 2008 and offer some relief for President Emmanuel Macron in the face of a slowing economy and anti-government protests.
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PARIS, Aug 1 Altice Europe's shares
jumped to their highest level in two years on Thursday, after
the cable and telecoms group raised its full-year financial
PARIS French supermarket retailer Casino , under pressure to reduce its high debts, has agreed to sell its subsidiary Vindemia for 219 million euros ($246 million).
PARIS Latin America-focused oil exploration company Amerisur Resources on Monday snubbed bid overtures from French rival Maurel & Prom , saying Maurel's possible 210 million pounds sterling ($263 million) offer undervalued it.
PARIS Shareholder activist firm Amber Capital on Thursday called for a strategy review at Suez , arguing that the French utility had underperformed rivals and could create more value for its shareholders.
* Many European companies targeted by activist funds
(Adds detail and response from Suez)
PARIS Carrefour has teamed up with Spanish start-up Glovo to provide a fast home delivery service as the French supermarket group looks to deal with growing competition from the likes of Amazon as well as domestic rivals.
PARIS Rothschild has agreed to buy a minority stake in British equity research and financial services firm Redburn for an undisclosed amount of money, as regulatory pressures push smaller companies to consolidate with larger players.
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France Assailed by social unrest and lagging in opinion polls, French President Emmanuel Macron has for now managed to cling on to a well of support from company leaders in France even as his reform push loses momentum.