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French election buoys L'Occitane, other Europe-linked stocks

Centrist's advance to runoff calms Hong Kong investors' nerves

HONG KONG -- French cosmetics maker L'Occitane International and other Europe-reliant companies saw their shares rise in Hong Kong on Monday, after the first round of France's presidential election helped dispel concerns about Continental business conditions.

L'Occitane shares briefly rose 0.220 Hong Kong dollars, or 1.41%, from Friday, to HK$15.720.

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