Category Archives: France

French Oat-German Bund 10-year Spread

Starting to get interesting.   The French 10-year Oat- German 10-year bund spread widened and closed at its highest level since January 2014 on Friday.  Francois Fillon has dropped like a stone in the past few weeks as the political scandal … Continue reading

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French Oat-German Bund 10-year Spread

Stabilizing at around 50 bps. Who will be elected president of France in 2017? via @PredictIt_ — Gregor Samsa (@macromon) January 22, 2017

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France’s Problems – FT

Michael Stothard, Paris correspondent, talks to French finance minister Michel Sapin about the problems facing the country, the strong euro and what the government’s reforms — the so-called responsibility pact — hope to achieve. For more video content from the … Continue reading

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Hollande’s tricky balancing act – FT

The FT’s Paris bureau chief Hugh Carnegy assesses what the Cabinet reshuffle by French president Francois Hollande – after disastrous elections for the Socialists – means for the economy and business. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit … Continue reading

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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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Bundesbank’s frosty outlook

The head of Germany’s central bank is warning the eurozone crisis is not over and governments must tackle the roots of their troubles with reforms – pointing the finger particularly at Italy, Cyprus and France. (click here if video … 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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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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