Credit Lyonnais' Paris head office, gutted by fire on 5 May, opened for business as usual last week. The fire rendered the bank's dealing room unusable and triggered a scramble to implement contingency plans to minimize disruption to trading operations. Some positions have been temporarily relocated to London. The fire raged for about 16 hours and destroyed about 80 per cent of the bank's landmark 19th century headquarters building in downtown Paris. A police official says an electrical

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