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Leading companies to invest over 600 million euros in French economy - Elysee

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VERSAILLES, France (Reuters) - Some of the world's top companies will invest more than 600 million euros (530 million pounds) in France, said President Macron's Elysee office, as Macron aims to restore his standing in the wake of anti-government protests that have hit the country.

Macron's office said the pledges include a 350 million euros investment from medical products company Microport <0853.HK>, a 120 million euros investment from Mars as well as those from Procter & Gamble <PG.N>, Cisco <CSCO.O> and Microsoft <MSFT.O>.

(Reporting by Jean-Baptiste Vey and Reuters Television; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

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