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Economy / International / France #440810

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 25, 1968
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(Studio) European money mkts. reopened after French President Charles De Gaulle says he won't devalue franc. French speculators bought gold, foreign currency and stks. Police sent to French borders to help customs men enforce orders that only limited amts. francs could be taken out of France.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Paris, France) People exchanging francs for something dependable like furs and other valuables. De Gaulle promises new austerity. Taxi fares have risen. Devaluation probably wouldn't reduce imports and exports; would not benefit either. Students draw and sell caricatures of De Gaulle.
REPORTER: John Quirk

Huntley, Chet;
Quirk, John

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