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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

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Latest update : 2010-01-06

Winter sales start, underlining gender gap

The Winter sales starts in France today. An opportunity to spend that is heavily regulated by the French government : limited to 5 weeks every 6 months. 'Liberation', the French left-leaning daily, reveals a few of today's main spending trends.

5 weeks of hostilities : it's the winter sales, starting today, until February 9th. The sales in France stands for gender gaps and heavy regulations, as revealed by Liberation.

Men do it fast, while women like to linger. In all, men spend 1.4 days doing the sales, while women spend 2.1 days per year. Despite that, both spend nearly 200 euros on average on the bargains.

Meanwhile, the sales are subject to heavyweight legal regulations : 5 weeks in winter,
5 weeks in summer, and 2 weeks of floating sales. None of the year-round sales seen in the United States or Great Britain. That makes the French particularly enthusiastic shoppers during the sales period.
 

To check out the other stories covered in the press review, click on the links below:

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By Luke BROWN

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