A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The outcome of last Thursday’s meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB) Governing Council was in line with market expectations, with no changes to monetary policy. Thus, purchases of securities under its quantitive easing (QE) programme will continue to run at a rate of €60bn per month until at least September 2016, with interest rates staying at virtually zero.
Tue, 08 Sep, 2015
The eurozone economy remained weak last year, growing by just 0.9%. Nonetheless, this did represent an improvement compared to the 0.4% and 0.8% declines in GDP recorded in 2013 and 2012 respectively.
Tue, 21 Apr, 2015
The eurozone economy has grown only very modestly since it emerged from recession in the second quarter of last year.
Tue, 07 Oct, 2014
President François Hollande’s attempt to cut France’s budget deficit with tax increases may have boomeranged.
Thu, 29 May, 2014
France’s deficit shrank less than expected last year and debt continued to grow to 93.5% of GDP, the state statistics agency has said.
Mon, 31 Mar, 2014
Last week’s ECB monetary policy meeting saw no changes being made, despite some expectations in the market of a rate cut or some new liquidity measures.
Tue, 11 Feb, 2014
As expected, the ECB left its interest rate policy unchanged at the December meeting of the Governing Council last Thursday. The main refi rate remains at 0.25%, while the deposit rate was left unchanged at 0%.
Tue, 10 Dec, 2013
As expected, last week’s meeting of the ECB’s governing council saw no change to interest rate policy, with the main refi rate remaining at 0.5%.
Tue, 08 Oct, 2013
The eurozone emerged from an 18-month long recession in the second quarter of this year when GDP rose by 0.3%, the first increase since the third quarter of 2011. This was a double-dip recession as it followed soon after the very severe recession of 2008-2009.
Tue, 10 Sep, 2013
As expected, the ECB left its interest rate policy unchanged at its August meeting last week, with the main refi rate remaining at 0.5%.
Tue, 06 Aug, 2013
Export growth slowed sharply in 2012 and the early part of this year, reflecting, in part, a marked slowdown in the pace of activity in two of our main export markets, the UK and the eurozone.
Tue, 30 Jul, 2013
The eurozone economy continues to lag behind the other major developed economies in terms of its growth performance and labour market conditions.
Tue, 11 Jun, 2013
France’s economy narrowly avoided recession, growing slightly in the third quarter, according to official statistics.
Thu, 15 Nov, 2012
France's economy saw zero growth in the second quarter, fuelling fears that Europe's second largest economy is hovering on the edge of a new recession.
Tue, 14 Aug, 2012
France’s economy did not grow in the first quarter of the year, raising concerns that the country could be headed towards a recession.
Tue, 15 May, 2012
France’s GDP grew slightly in the last quarter of 2011, bringing total economic growth for the year to 1.7%.
Wed, 15 Feb, 2012
France's finance minister took a swipe at the state of Britain's economy today hours after French experts predicted his own country would slide into a recession.
Fri, 16 Dec, 2011
France’s economy grew 0.4% in the third quarter thanks to a rebound in consumer spending over the summer, the country’s statistics agency said today.
Tue, 15 Nov, 2011
France’s economic growth sputtered to a halt in the spring as consumers slashed their spending and exports dried up, figures revealed today.
Fri, 12 Aug, 2011
Paris: French industrial output advanced in January for a third month as the global economic recovery helped fuel demand for exports.
Fri, 11 Mar, 2011
Paris: French consumer prices rose in May as energy prices increased and the strengthening economic recovery allowed companies to pass on costs.
Sat, 12 Jun, 2010
France’s economy grew 0.3% in the second quarter of the year – ending the country’s worst recession in decades, according to government estimates released today.
Thu, 13 Aug, 2009
France will head into recession by early next year as rising unemployment and the fallout of the financial crisis prove too much for the eurozone’s second largest economy, the national statistics agency predicted today.
Fri, 19 Dec, 2008
France has entered a recession, with economic contraction expected in the third and fourth quarters of 2008, the country’s national statistics agency said today.
Fri, 03 Oct, 2008
European leaders called for relief from high oil prices this week, with Britain’s Treasury chief urging OPEC to increase production and the French president asking oil companies to further cut prices and boost investment in renewable energy.
Wed, 14 Sep, 2005
France’s unemployment rate fell in June for the first time in more than four years as more young people found work, national statistics agency Insee said Friday.
Fri, 29 Jul, 2005
Wed, 30 Jun, 2004
THE French economy will probably grow 2.3% this year, the fastest pace since 2000, the Paris-based national statistics office Insee said yesterday.
Fri, 25 Jun, 2004
Industrial production in France, the second-biggest economy in the euro region, unexpectedly fell for the first time in three months in April as a drop in energy output offset increased activity at manufacturers.
Fri, 11 Jun, 2004
French consumer prices increased by 0.4% in March from the previous month and were up 1.7% on an annual basis, according to the latest figures from the state statistics institute INSEE.
Wed, 14 Apr, 2004
French industrial production increased for the fourth time in six months in February, suggesting rising exports and investment are fueling a recovery from the slowest growth in a decade.
Sat, 10 Apr, 2004
The French final consumer prices index (CPI) for December showed a rise of 0.1%, unchanged from provisional estimates, according to figures from the Insee statistics office.
Wed, 21 Jan, 2004
UNEMPLOYMENT in France unexpectedly dropped for a second month in November, a sign that prospects for faster growth are encouraging companies to take on additional staff.
Thu, 01 Jan, 2004
Industrial production in France fell by 0.9% in August from July, marking a 1.2% decline for the year, according to French statistics office INSEE.
Fri, 10 Oct, 2003
FRANCE’S economy contracted in the second quarter as the dollar’s drop stifled exports and consumer spending fell, pushing the economy of the 12 countries sharing the euro to the brink of recession.
Thu, 21 Aug, 2003
The French economy shrank by 0.3% in the second quarter, indicating negative growth across the euro zone's three biggest economies in the April to June period.
Wed, 20 Aug, 2003