In fashion at Yves St Laurent

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In fashion at Yves St Laurent: speculation mounted yesterday that Pierre Berge, chairman of the luxury goods and fashion house, is poised to sell his 30 per cent stake to Elf Sanofi, the pharmaceuticals and beauty products group that is 60 per cent-owned by Elf Aquitaine, the oil company. Shares of both companies were suspended on the Paris bourse yesterday ahead of an announcement today.

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