French stock market index down

Paris, Sep 30 (IANS) The French stock market benchmark index CAC 40 dropped slightly by 0.31 percent to close at 4,343.73 points.

With the drop of raw material prices, the CAC 40 of Paris closed lower on Tuesday with 24 of the 40 selected companies experiencing decrease, Xinhua reported.

The three companies whose stocks dropped most on Tuesday were Orange, down 2.11 percent, Accor, down 2.03 percent, and Veolia Environnement, down 1.69 percent.

The top three gainers on Tuesday were Lafargeholcim Ltd, up 2. 20 percent, Technip, up 2.16 percent, and Peugeot, up 1.89 percent.

In the previous trading day, the CAC 40 strongly sank by 2.76 percent close at 4,357.05 points, down 123.61 points.

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