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France to Extend Help With Energy Costs for Small Firms

  • French government to simplify conditions for financial help
  • Finance minister sticks to economic growth forecast for 2022
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France Says Cap on Power Prices Is Possible

France will extend aid for small and mid-sized companies struggling with surging energy costs until the end of the year, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told business leaders on Tuesday.

The government will also loosen the conditions for firms to request financial help from the 3 billion-euro ($3 billion) fund, which was due to expire on Aug. 31, Le Maire said.