French fashion giant LVMH announced a bonus payment for staff to help them cope with inflationary pressures, joining a growing list of blue-chip French companies which have announced similar bonuses for workers.
LVMH said 27,000 of its staff in France would be able to qualify for this bonus, which would range from 1,000-1,500 euros ($973.50-$1,460).
Earlier this month, Air France and Stellantis also announced similar bonuses for workers, as inflation rises across Europe.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has disrupted world energy markets, and this in turn has contributed to rising inflation.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said this month that inflation in France was expected to ease back to 4.2% on average for 2023, from 5.3% this year.
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