With availability of Electricite de France SA’s French nuclear fleet at the lowest level in a decade, the nation will need to rely on imports during several weeks and adding a cold spell to that could make the situation “tense.” Britain may face a power deficit in early January. Source: Bloomberg
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French President Emmanuel Macron invited his US counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday to attend the country’s traditional Bastille Day military parade, despite public differences over the Paris Agreement on climate change. Source France24
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that she does not believe that there will be another financial crisis for at least as long as she lives, thanks largely to reforms of the banking system since the 2007-09 crash. Source Reuters
The Dutch state raised about 1.48 billion euros ($1.68 billion) from selling an additional 7 percent stake in ABN Amro Group NV, taking advantage of steady demand for European bank stocks as it progresses toward full privatization. Source Bloomberg