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SARKOZY TO SHORE UP FRENCH INDUSTRY

FRANCE will play a more active role in managing its state shareholdings, President Nicolas Sarkozy said yesterday, unveiling policies aimed at halting the decline of French industry. Sarkozy also said he would earmark millions of euros to encourage firms to innovate with green investment and bring jobs back to France as part of a plan to boost a sector that has shed 500,000 posts in the past decade.