French franc

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formerly the basic unit of money in France

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Simultaneously, the appreciation of the French franc against other major currencies made the zone's exports less competitive.
With the introduction of the euro on 1 January 1999, the French franc was fixed against the currencies of the 10 other European countries participating in the euro zone.
During this period, the French franc fluctuated with the misfortunes of the German mark, as the prospective, but improbable, flow of German reparation payments promised to mitigate the fiscal burden in France.
Convertibility of the CFA franc into French francs through authorised intermediaries is supported by provision for central-bank overdrafts on these accounts.
More than any other colonial power in Africa, France has jealously guarded what it sees as its prerogatives in dealing with the former colonies, sending troops to preserve order and maintaining close links between the French franc and local currencies.
The common currency is freely convertible, pegged to the French franc at a fixed rate and supported by the operations accounts with the French Treasury of the zone's regional central banks, the Banque Centrale des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (BCEAO) and the Banque des Etats de l'Afrique Centrale (BEAC).
Setzer, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated "the weakness in the French Franc versus the U.
This issue marks Hydro-Quebec's return to the French Franc market, after a 5-year absence, and gives the utility a strategic position with investors who will be in the center of the future Euro market.
today announced that it has concluded an agreement to refinance its 875 million French franc (approximately $170 million) maturing bank facility with a new 545 million French franc (approximately $107 million) seven-year term loan provided by an international bank group led by Banque Paribas, the French merchant bank.
The Swiss franc appreciated considerably even vis-a-vis the stable European currencies, such as the French franc and the mark.
In France, we unveiled a 10-million French franc chip, and one player had eight in front of him at one time.
CUSTOMERS with any old currencies like French francs or German marks have until tomorrow to get them changed at branches of Lloyds TSB Scotland.
Rediscovery, who will carry the Sheikh Mohammed colours, is a half-brother to a winner and cost 620,000 French francs.
A COVENTRY travel firm has offered to replace pounds 100 worth of French francs stolen from a pensioner who planned to use the money on a pilgrimage to Lourdes with disabled youngsters.