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France Allows Trading of Unlisted Securities on Blockchain Platforms

“In its advent to become a FinTech hub, the French government has given the nod for trading unlisted securities using blockchain technology under new rules” writes unknown author for cryptocoinsnews.com. According to a Reuters report, the government of France – through its Economic and Finance department – has issued new rules enabling banks and FinTech firms to trade unlisted securities using blockchain platforms.In related news, the Banque de France, the country’s central bank, revealed its first experiment using blockchain technology with a focus on cross-border payments within the Single Euro…

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The widening gap between liberals and the people who hate them

“Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know?” reports washingtonpost.com. The dignitaries pushed back against Trump’s insistence that setting goals to reduce global emissions would harm American businesses, instead championing investment in renewable-energy projects. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Party of Sarkozy faces split as populist set to win leadership of French conservatives

“Laurent Wauquiez was expected to win a party election by a wide margin, making a second-round vote unnecessary, but he is a divisive figure” writes Telegraph View for telegraph.co.uk. Since the May election, it has haemorrhaged support to the centrist party of President Emmanuel Macron. The Republicans’ membership has fallen to under 235,000 and its finances have dwindled, forcing the party to sell its headquarters after the election. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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These other red, white and blue stocks are ‘just breaking out’ after a lost decade

“Internet stocks have managed to attract buyers at a familiar spot, notes Andrew Thrasher in a SeeItMarket post” writes Markets Writer for marketwatch.com. The move comes after “a lost decade in French equities,” and as that bleu, blanc et rouge market looks neither cheap nor expensive. “One could imagine that the French stock market, from here, could perform very well,” the globe-trotting trader and money manager adds. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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France finds traces of radioactive cesium in Russian mushrooms: ASN

“PARIS (Reuters) – France has found traces of radioactive cesium on mushrooms imported from Russia, the head of French nuclear regulator ASN said on Thursday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “The latest information I have is that it seems traces of cesium have been found on mushrooms that would have come from Russia,” Chevet told a Senate hearing on nuclear security. Russia said last week it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains after French nuclear safety institute IRSN…

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‘Baguettes at dawn’ as traditional French bakers fight chains for right to shut shop once a week

“Daggers are drawn in France over a century-old law obliging the country’s bakers to shut shop once a week after bakery chains called for the rule to be scrapped in the name of free enterprise” writes Con Coughlin for telegraph.co.uk. Traditional “boulangers” have warned that dropping the law could sound the death knell for local bakers who are the pride of France.The French federation of baking companies, FEB, which represents chains like Paul and Brioche Dorée, launched hostilities last month by officially requesting that the 1919 law enforcing a day…

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French Online Doctor Startup Raises Capital for German Expansion

“Doctolib, which raised 26 million euros in January, is now valued over $200 million, according to a person close to the fund raising” writes Marie Mawad for bloomberg.com. Doctor-appointment booking startup Doctolib SAS has raised 35 million euros ($42 million) in new funding as it seeks to become the biggest provider of scheduling software to health-care professionals in Europe.The company centers around a doctor’s appointment booking app and related management software.Eurazeo SA, an investment firm listed in Paris, and French state-backed fund Bpifrance are among backers in the latest round,…

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SocGen to cut costs, protect dividend in 2017-2020

“France’s third-largest listed bank unveiled a 1.1 billion euros savings plan that will cut 900 jobs in its French retail bank, close 300 branches and reduce the number of back office centres” writes Judith White for cnbc.com. Societe Generale said on Monday it plans to close more branches and cut staff in its French retail banking network while selling assets, as part of a three-year plan to boost returns.It is also seeking to increase revenue by more than 3 percent annually – with the slowest growth seen coming from French…

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