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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.

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 German Dax fell by 1.15%, while France's Cac index moved 1.14% lower.
Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Klpierre, a leading shopping center property company in Europe that is listed on the CAC index of France's 40 leading companies by market value, on its acquisition of Oslo City from DNB group through its subsidiary Steen & Strom.
The French CAC Index was down 2.6% on Friday, with the German DAX similarly down 2.3%.
The Euro Stoxx 50 was 0.69 per cent lower at 3,624.14, while France's CAC index was 1.21 per cent lower at 5,028.66.
In Europe, France's CAC index was down by 0.73 per cent and Germany's DAX was trading 1.10 per cent lower while the UK's FTSE was up by 0.70 per cent.
Despite France's economic difficulties, the CAC index rose to 18 percent.
European stock markets initially fell yesterday with France's Cac index down 1.8% on fears that its banks, which are heavily exposed to Greek debt, have most to lose from a default.
The CAC index in Paris and the Dax in Frankfurt both saw falls of more than 4% at one point, while Italy's main index dropped by more than 5%.
The CAC index in Paris and the Dax in Frankfurt both saw falls of more than four per cent at one point, while Italy's main index dropped by more than five per cent.
The CAC index has lost almost 19 percent in one month since the Greek debt
Leading European stock markets also opened on Monday with sharp falls - the FTSE 100 index in London dropping 1.39 per cent, the DAX in Frankfurt tumbling 1.05 per cent and the CAC index in Paris falling 1.73 per cent.
Our results obtained from the cointegration and error-correction methodology indicate that the price indices of the three markets are cointegrated, and that the CAC index is weakly exogenous during the sample period examined.