French shares gain 0.22 pct Friday

Xinhua News Agency | Sep 13, 2019 at 3:58 PM

PARIS, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- French shares edged up on Friday, with the benchmark Paris CAC 40 up 0.22 percent, or 12.60 points, to close at 5,655.46 points.

French banking company Credit Agricole advanced 2.96 percent, the top gainer of the blue chips. French multinational automobile manufacturer Renault rose 2.95 percent and French international financial group BNP Paribas gained 2.53 percent.

French distilled beverages producer Pernod Ricard lost 2.46 percent, the top loser of the blue chips. French personal care company L'Oreal lost 2.16 percent and French multinational electric utility company Engie S.A. edged down 1.94 percent.