France set for bumper 2009 car sales - minister


PARIS, Dec 28 (Reuters) - France is expected to post its best year for car sales since 2001, the country's industry minister Christian Estrosi said in a statement on Monday, as drivers take advantage of various government incentive schemes. Estrosi said 2009 new car registrations were expected to reach 2.27 million units, up over 10 percent from 2008. Renault shares were down 0.3 percent at 35.85 euros in late afternoon trade, while PSA Peugeot Citroen shares were up 1.3 percent. ...

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