THE BANK of France yesterday cut one of its leading interest rates by half a percentage point, signalling that French rates are on a steady downward course and suggesting that France may issue foreign currency bonds to rebuild its reserves. Sales were pounds 29m against pounds 14.9m.Intercare's original business was supplying opticians, dentists and pharmacies. In fact the arrival of the 25-year-old Hirst in place of the 23-year-old Warhurst pushed the average over 30, a figure which five of Wednesday's players will never see again. Walker, on the other hand, has kept the same pairings, which means that Kitrina Douglas and Catrin Nilsmark will play only in the singles tomorrow.Europe went 2-0 ahead when the Swedish pair of Liselotte Neumann and Helen Alfredsson, who have both made an impression on the US Tour this season, defeated Pat Bradley and Dottie Mochrie, one of America's blue- chip partnerships, 2 and 1.
It is not a surprise to discover that the author does not think highly of French anarchism. When abroad, they also try to stay in other people's homes.Guests have their own bedroom, drawing-room and dining-room - 'A suite of rooms, like in a hotel, but not at a suite of rooms prices.' So far, about 20 people - British, continentals and Americans - have been to stay, including a number of artistic celebrities. The software is so faulty that Customs concedes it may not be able to deal with decimal points accurately.Agency Sector Management, which represents air freight firms, claims Chief is neither stable nor reliable enough to go live. First sales are expected in January 1994.That will be the bread and butter of the company, but more exciting is an extension of the same technology into an information retrieval service aimed at the mass market.Used on ordinary PCs, Tel- Me will allow anyone who pays an annual fee of about pounds 300 (a lot less for companies buying in bulk) to access a wide range of databases.
They milk it not for money (though there are corruption investigations) but for lucrative jobs-for-the-boys and, above all, for propaganda purposes.The first channel radio and television news programmes present events as the Christian Democrats would like them to be seen, the second channels reflect the Socialists' views, and the third - the newest - belong to the former Communists. Her father tried to oblige: for pounds 4,000 he hired a public relations firm with the brief to provide suitable clothes, make-up and jewellery, and give her the right aura It was a disaster. Trancers do not care for tunes, either, or lyrics or performers Trance is dance floor music, made by DJs or trancers There are no lead singers, bass players or drummers Pop icons are obsolete here. But the tone of the narrator's voice is so confident and unsurprised that you wonder why, apart from the obvious sense in which novels have a higher status than the memoirs of youngsters, we are being invited to consider it as fiction.High Cotton begins by introducing us to the world of the 'Also Chosen', the educated black American upper-middle class, aloof from the struggle in the streets and excluded from the whites- only inside track. But, like Gordon Brown, Professor Jens largely ducks the question of how increased spending is financed. The Americans, with Fifa's blessing, trotted out Barry Manilow, Stevie Wonder and Willie Nelson at the World Cup draw last month.