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Paris Louvre museum closed amid strikes over pension plans
Paris Louvre museum closed amid strikes over pension plans

Paris' Louvre museum is closed as protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system

transportation and disrupted schools, hospitals, courthouses and even opera houses and the Eiffel tower.

Major French retailers Fnac Darty and Casino said that business in France was badly affected by the strikes, especially during the holiday season.

Fnac Darty said the strikes cost it around 70 million euros ($78 million) in lost revenue.

Casino cut its forecast for earnings growth in France, where it does more than half its business, to 5% in 2019, from a previous 10%. The company estimates that the strikes in December cost it about 80 million euros in lost revenue .

Shares in both companies were down by more than 5%.

While the number of striking workers has diminished since the movement, the country's trains and the Paris subway were still disrupted Friday.

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17 January 2020, 15:55