Caisse des dépôts

French finance institutions join behind Macron's startup push

France — Link

Following President Emmanuel Macron's pledge to raise 5 billion euros from private-sector investors to help startup businesses flourish in France, the major state investment arm, the Caisse des Dépôts has announced a 100 million-euro programme to help small caps in conjunction with the creation by Euronext of a new index for small tech firms.

Racism monitor to sue over French bank's Haiti 'plunder'

International — Link

Racism watchdog group says it will file a legal suit against French state-owned bank Caisse des Depots over its role in the slave trade in Haiti.