France business sentiment seen rising

France should post economic growth of 0.2 per cent in the third quarter, the Bank of France said on Monday, revising its forecast up slightly from a first estimate of 0.1 per cent. Europe’s second-biggest economy emerged from recession with faster-than-expected growth of 0.5 per cent in the second quarter, but many economists have questioned […]

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France cuts fuel prices to boost economy

France’s socialist government has struck a deal with fuel suppliers to cut petrol and diesel prices by 6 euro cents a litre for the next three months in a new effort to shore up flagging economic activity. Pierre Moscovici, the finance minister, said the government had agreed to split the cost with fuel producers and […]

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