Hollande & CA Stir France Talk

Credit Agricole says Banco Espirito Santo is inflicting a hit of over 700 million euros on its results. A reminder, if needed, that all is not yet rosy in the euro zone garden. President Hollande, too, is searching for the green-fingered touch. In a newspaper interview, he appeals to the ECB and Germany to do more to boost growth—and to tackle a ''real deflationary risk''.

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