French shares gain 0.66 pct Friday

2017-05-19 21:10:57 GMT2017-05-20 05:10:57(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

PARIS, May 19 (Xinhua) -- French shares edged up on Friday, withthe benchmark Paris CAC 40 up 0.66 percent, or 34.67 points, toclose at 5,324.40 points.

37 of the 40 selected large companies gained in the day.

French banking giant Societe Generale advanced 2.49 percent, thetop gainer of the blue chips. French multinational automotivesupplier Valeo rose 2.39 percent, and another French banking giantBNP Paribas gained 2.04 percent.

Commercial property investor Unibail-Rodamco went down by 0.37percent, the top loser of the blue chips. French industrial groupLegrand lost 0.34 percent, while French concessions andconstruction company Vinci edged down 0.33 percent. Enditem