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Cotation Assistee en Continu 40 Index

An index tracking the 40 largest and most liquid companies traded on the Paris Bourse stock exchange. Established in 1987, it is the premier index tracking the general direction of the French market and economy; it is roughly the French equivalent of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The CAC 40 is weighted for market capitalization.
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CAC 40

A market-capitalization-weighted index of the 40 most actively traded stocks on the Paris Bourse. CAC is short for Cotation Assiste en Continu.
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The benchmark FTSE 100 index gained 0.1 percent to 7,291.19 points, while Frankfurt's DAX 30 index lost 0.3 percent to 11,912.73 points and the Paris CAC 40 shed 0.4 percent to 5,473.98.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 1.14percent, while the SBF 120 index declined 1.10 percent.
In Europe, the Euro Stoxx is up 1.4%, the CAC 40 has risen 1.4% and the DAX is 1.1% stronger.
The CAC 40 index of gold chips was down 3.57 percent at 5,359.00 points at the close after a nervous trading session, the brokerage said.
Farid Mezouar: La semaine derniere a ete marquee par un mini krach boursier mondial avec le Dow Jones qui a perdu 3% ainsi que le CAC 40 qui a cede 2,3%.
Germany's DAX rose 0.7 percent to 12,441.97 and France's CAC 40 gained 0.4 percent to 5,432.48.
In early trading, Germany's DAX rose 0.8 per cent to 12,337.62 and France's CAC 40 advanced 0.5 per cent to 5,283.30.
The awards, organised by Les Echos Business publication in partnership with Gilles Babinet, Digital Champion of France working with the European Commission, recognises CAC 40 index companies for their digital maturity.
PARyS (CyHAN)- The French stock market benchmark index CAC 40 closed with a slight decrease of 0.07 percent at 5,041.71 points on Thursday, down 3.64 points.
Germany's DAXber DA and the Cac 40 X and the Cac 40 in France both closed lower by more than 1%.