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France, banks, retail rebound make for bright start for European shares

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By Helen ReidPARIS (Reuters) - French stocks outperformed upbeat European indices on Monday following a convincing parliamentary majority for President Emmanuel Macron, while banks bounced following upgrades and the retail sector recovered from last week's losses.France's blue-chips gained 1 percent after President Emmanuel Macron cemented an overwhelming parliamentary majority further increasing his party's capacity to push through reforms. Banks BNP Paribas, Societe Generale and Credit Agricole underpinned gains on the index. "Markets are celebrating the fact the Macron government has been ...

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 15:16 IST