FRANCE - Train services were disrupted and flights canceled after French unions called for a fifth, and some said final, strike today against President Nicolas Sarkozy's pension bill, passed by parliament.
Unions are divided about the course of action after the lower house of parliament yesterday cast its final vote, approving the bill that will raise the minimum retirement age to 62 from 60. The bill must...
FRANCE - Alcatel-Lucent reported a pension and other post employment benefit (OPEB) deficit of €1.2bn ($1.7bn) in the third quarter down from an overfunding of €49m at the end of June.
FRANCE - The Fonds de reserve pour les retraites' funding ratio fell to 132%, dropping 11 percentage points from June's value due to decreasing interest rates on 10-year bonds.
FRANCE - Global sovereign wealth funds with over $9trn in assets are meeting to discuss ways to boost global economic growth, including the potential use of new financial instruments like "loyalty shares" or "capital access bonds".
FRANCE - Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM) has acquired a controlling interest in investment advisory firm Darius Capital Partners.
FRANCE - The Fonds de reserve pour les retraites said it is 143% funded, more than enough needed to fund its liabilities through to 2024 as mandated by the government.