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France: Growth returns but remains structurally weak

Economic activity is recovering after several years of near-zero growth. But the French economy still faces many structural challenges, including a relatively weak competitive position, high unemployment and weak public finances.

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Country Report France

In the short-term, low oil prices and the weak euro will support economic growth. But the French economy also faces many structural challenges, including a relatively weak competitiveness position, high unemployment and weak public finances.

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Country Report France

In the short-term at least, further fiscal austerity and weak employment growth will continue to constrain economic growth. Furthermore, the French economy faces many structural challenges, but still has robust fundamentals.

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Country Report France

The recent decennium shows a gradual deterioration of the strength of the private sector. President Hollande has shown he is willing to address this, but we seriously doubt whether his reforms will be sufficient to change France’s economic model.

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France (Country report)

Robust growth of private consumption has contributed to the steady French recovery, but due to the intensification of the debt crisis and the announced austerity package growth will fall back significantly this year.

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France (Country report)

The French economy recovers gradually and the outlook for the coming years is that the economy will stick to this path of moderate economic growth.