A Review of the World’s Second Largest Retailer

Carrefour SA of France is the second largest retailer in the world after Wal-Mart(WMT) and is also the largest retailer in Europe. The group operates four main grocery store formats: hypermarkets, supermarkets, hard discount and convenience stores. Carrefour currently has over 15,500 stores worldwide, either company-operated or franchises. The major markets for Carrefour are: Asia, …

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The 10 Most Profitable French Companies

The 10 largest publicly-listed most profitable French companies that appear in the Forbes Global 2000 list for 2010 are listed below: Rank Company Industry Sales ($bil) Profits ($bil) 1 Total Oil & Gas Operations 160.68 12.1 2 BNP Paribas Banking 101.06 8.37 3 Sanofi-aventis Drugs & Biotechnology 41.99 7.54 4 GDF Suez Utilities 114.65 6.42 …

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Three French ADR Stocks

Unlike Canada or Canada,there are not many French stocks listed in the US. Other than the iShares France ETF (EWQ) there are some French companies that trade in the The following are three stocks worth looking into: 1.CGV Veritas(CGV) provides technical services to oil and gas companies or exploration.Year-to-Date the stock is down nearly 62%.CGV …

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French Bank ADRs

There are  two banks ADR stocks from France available in the US. Both trade in the OTC market.They are: 1.BNP Paribas – BNPQY Dividend Yield: 5.74% 2. Societe Generale- SCGLY Dividend Yield: 1.63%

France ADR Stocks List !!

France has one of Europe’s largest economies. There are many high quality firms in France that are worth looking into.Companies like Sanofi-Aventis,AXA,Groupe Danone,Lafarge,Peugot Citreon, etc. excel in their field. Some of these firms are listed as ADRs in the US.French ADR stocks are listed in the table below: [TABLE=33]