French stock market jumps 2.37% on strong economic data

January 16, 2015 11:29 am 

PARIS, Jan. 16 — The French stock market benchmark index CAC 40 strongly rebounded by 2.37 percent to close at 4,323.20 points on Thursday, up 99.96 points.

Germany's economic growth for 2014 reached 1.5 percent, the fastest since 2011.

At closing, among the 40 selected companies of the CAC 40, only Saint Gobain experienced a decrease of 0.48 percent.

Today's top three gainers were Valeo, up 4.58 percent, Essilor Intl., up 3.81 percent, and Capgemini, up 3.75 percent.

In previous trading day, the CAC 40 declined 1.56 percent to close at 4,223.24 points, down 67.04 points. (PNA/Xinhua)

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