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French consumer confidence remained at its best level in more than nine years in February for the second month in a row.
French unemployment remains high, but the rate has fallen for the second year running to 9.7% in mainland France, 10% including overseas territories.
The social and solidarity economy (SSE) is a sector far from being marginal today in Europe.
French carmaker Renault's operating profit jumped 38 percent in 2016 as it increased market share in all regions boosted by a number of new models.
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The French economy is set to expand by 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter according to an initial forecast from the Bank of France.
Lyon’s festival of light is not only an important economic barometer for France’s second city, it is also a useful gauge for the whole country.
Francois Hollande leaves plenty of work to whoever will succeed him next spring.
France saw its fastest job creation last quarter since the eve of the financial crisis in 2007 with 52,200 new jobs.
French economic growth was up by just 0.2 percent from July to September rebounding only slightly after a small contraction in the previous quarter.
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