PARIS, April 16 (Xinhua) -- French shares lost on Thursday, with the benchmark Paris CAC 40 down 0.08 percent, or 3.56 points, to close at 4,350.16 points.
Of the 40 selected large companies, 20 lost in the day.
French multinational advertising and public relations company Publicis Groupe lost 6.19 percent. French industrial group Bouygues shed 5.21 percent. French mass media conglomerate Vivendi went down by 4.95 percent.
France-based 3D product design company Dassault Systèmes advanced 5.83 percent. European multinational IT service and consulting company Atos rose 3.15 percent. Capgemini, the multinational corporation that provides consulting, technology, professional and outsourcing services, added 2.93 percent. Enditem