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Market Outlook: French strikes

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Today the first of a planned three-month series of strikes start in France.  Centred around railway monopoly SNCF, changes in job contracts, retirement age, university admissions among other elements will probably ensure that other unions will join in.  Working three days, then striking for the next two, even university students are threatening to join in evoking the 1968 unrest.

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