French output down, trade surplus up
PARIS, Jan 13 (AFP) – Industrial output in France declined 0.4 percent in November from the October figure but the country’s trade surplus expanded 52 percent to reach EUR 411 million (USD 524 million) in November from the previous month, official figures showed Tuesday.
French dope probe into top cycling team
PARIS, Jan 13 (AFP) – French police were investigating the Cofidis racing team, for whom Australian champion Stuart O’Grady rides, after arresting Marek Rutkiewicz after uncovering banned substances on the Polish rider when he flew in from Warsaw.
Russia hails 80-year-old Roland Petit
MOSCOW, Jan 13 (AFP) – Russian newspapers devoted whole pages on Tuesday to celebrating the 80th birthday of French choreographer Roland Petit, the first foreigner awarded the State Prize for culture and creator of the ballet The Queen of Spades, commissioned by the Bolshoi.
Morgan Stanley LVMH report guilty of ‘bias’
PARIS, Jan 12 (AFP) – In a landmark case in France, US bank Morgan Stanley was ordered to pay more than EUR 30 million (USD 38.5 million) in damages Monday after a Paris court ruled that it had issued unfair market analysis into luxury house LVMH.