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Factbox: Impact of French pensions strike on oil sector

福利网站France's hardline CGT trade union has rejected pleas for a Christmas truce and has vowed to intensify a nationwide strike to try to force the government to drop its plan to reform the country's pensions system.

French union workers vote to halt production at key oil facility

福利网站French workers voted on Monday to halt production at a key oil facility that supplies Paris and the surrounding region, joining other petroleum industry shutdowns in a nationwide strike against government pension reforms.

West Africa renames CFA franc but keeps it pegged to euro

福利网站West Africa's monetary union has agreed with France to rename its CFA franc the Eco and cut some of the financial links with Paris that have underpinned the region's common currency since its creation soon World War Two.

French travellers face train disruption as pension strikes go on

福利网站Strikes disrupting services in France brought frustration for travellers thronging Paris stations at the start of the festive season, as rail workers protested over pension reform.

EU wheat in quiet pre-holiday trade as French strikes assessed

福利网站Euronext wheat was little changed on Friday in light trading ahead of the year-end holiday period while traders waited to see if strikes in France over pension reform would have a significant impact on exports.

France's CGT oil workers could halt refinery production over pensions reform

福利网站France's CGT oil sector workers union plans to step up a nationwide strike but will leave the decision over whether to halt production at refineries for workers to decide early next week, a CGT union official said.

Greece to extradite Russian cybercrime suspect to France

Greece will extradite a Russian man suspected of having laundered billions of dollars in the digital currency bitcoin to France, the justice minister decided on Friday, court officials said.

France fines Google 150 million euros for opaque advertising rules

France's competition watchdog fined Google 150 million euros ($167 million) on Friday for abusing its power over the treatment of advertisers, saying it applied opaque rules and changed them at will.

EU wheat firm on export demand, French strike congestion

福利网站Euronext wheat edged higher on Thursday, supported by steady export demand and logistical snags caused by strikes in France.

La Banque Postale weighs bid for HSBC France retail activities - sources

福利网站The banking arm of French mail operator La Poste [LAPST.UL] is exploring a bid for HSBC France's retail activities as part of its diversification efforts, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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Hong Kong marchers target malls in third day of Christmas protests

Hundreds of protesters marched through festive Hong Kong shopping malls on Thursday, aiming to disrupt business in the Asian financial hub for a third day over the Christmas holidays, with riot police deployed in the event of unrest.

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