Future French privatisations face uncertain future


Shares in La Française des Jeux rose by up to 18%  after national lottery made its stock market debut in a listing championed by President Emmanuel Macron, the ex-Rothschild banker. But resurgent protests and a national strike will make it harder for him to flog other state assets in the coming year, says Reuters. 

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There are some benefits to having a former investment banker as president, reports Reuters.