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QOTD: Vive la France!

“France is a paradise populated by people who believe they are in hell,” the writer Sylvain Tesson said in a radio interview earlier this year. – Bloomberg  (QOTD = Quote of the Day) Advertisements

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Did Jacques Chirac Wreck A Plan To Exile Saddam to Saudi?

File this one under, “What If.” We have a very good source who tells us that the U.S. and the major European and Arab powers had a plan to exile Saddam Hussein to Saudi Arabia before the Iraq war began … Continue reading

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European bonds suffer from uncertainty – FT

Keep some powder dry to buy the French Dip.    That is,  the market panic over the  Euro elections,  if there is one. The French will hold the populist “Maginot Line” and Le Pen will lose in the second round, “bigly“.  … Continue reading

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QOTD: Vive La France!

Maybe, just maybe, France will turn out to be the place where the populist tide is turned. – Philip Stephen, FT We concur!

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Watch This Space: Oat-Bund Spread

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France tries to sell a new revolution – FT

Four-day conference at the Grand Palais showcases French business achievements but worries over the country’s competitiveness persist. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here if video is not observable)

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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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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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