Tag Archives: France

France urges softer approach to austerity

Germany is facing stiff resistance from France to ease back on austerity as Europe’s leaders gather in Brussels for another EU summit. French President François Hollande has called for the emphasis to shift to boosting growth in indebted eurozone economies. … Continue reading

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Stratfor: France’s Economic Challenges in 2013

Year to date France’s 10-year sovereign spread is 10 bps tighter to the German Bund and the CAC 40 stock index is almost almost 4 percent.  No worries, mate.   Not yet. Stratfor Europe analyst Adriano Bosoni discusses France’s challenge to … Continue reading

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Weekly Eurozone Watch

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 8 bps higher; France 9 bps wider to the Bund; Belgium 11 bps wider; Ireland 1 bp tighter; Italy 4 bps tighter; Spain 9 bps wider; Portugal 1 bp wider; Greece 72 bps tighter; … Continue reading

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Daily Interest Rate Monitor

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Weekly Eurozone Watch

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 7 bps lower; France 8 bps wider to the Bund; Ireland 8 bps wider; Italy 9 bps wider; Spain 7 bps wider; Portugal 7 bp wider; Greece 7 bps wider; Large Eurozone banks weekly … Continue reading

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Ciao, Mario Monti!

This is not good.  Not totally unexpected.  Cue Italy and France in 2013.  Maybe. (click here if video is not observable)

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DAX and CAC Break Out

The girls with the Draghi Tattoo are breaking out. That is,  the German DAX and French CAC stock indexes are making  new highs.   Ever since the ECB’s Mario Draghi  “whatever it takes to preserve the euro” speech,  these markets have performing … Continue reading

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French Unemployment Still Rising

France’s unemployment rate has risen again, with the picture particularly bleak for young people… Using International Labour Organisation measurements, the jobless total reached 10.3 percent of the workforce in the third quarter of this year. The rise in youth unemployment … Continue reading

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Economist Special Report: France

The video is a follow-up of  our post last week. France is slowly heading towards a crisis, says John Peet. Can the country be reformed before it is too late? (click here if video is not observable)

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France Pushes Back on the Moody’s Downgrade

 This downgrade does not raise a question-mark over the fundamental economics of our country, nor the reforms undertaken by the government, nor our good reputation for borrowing. – Pierre Moscovici, French finance minister France’s 10-year government sovereign spread to the … Continue reading

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