PARIS, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- French shares lost on Thursday, with the benchmark Paris CAC 40 down 0.27 percent, or 14.37 points, to close at 5,236.93 points.
French car manufacturers Peugeot and Renault both lost 1.92 percent, the top losers of the blue chips. French multinational information technology consulting corporation Cap Gemini lost 1.66 percent and French multinational retailer Carrefour edged down 1.59 percent.
French distilled beverages producer Pernod Ricard advanced 1.49 percent, the top gainer of the blue chips. French multinational aircraft engine, rocket engine, aerospace-component and defense company Safran rose 1.05 percent and French concessions and construction company Vinci edged up 0.60 percent.