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France Current account balance as  % of GDP
2001  + 2.7
2002  + 2.6
2003  + 1.6
2004  + 0.1
2005   - 0.7

2007  -1.3
2008  -1.7
2009  -2.2
2011  -2.1
2012  -2.1
2013  -1.62014
2016  -1.1
2020  -0.8

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France CAC 40 Index (weekly), 20 week exponential average in green, 5 week exponential average in red, MACD (moving average convergence divergence) in green.
France CAC 40 Index  monthly chart, the red line is a 24 month exaverage, the yellow line is a 6 month exaverage.
This chart is no longer updated but will remain for reference.
CAC 40 Buy/ Hold/ Sell ? Consensus
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9/1/14 The time has come for France to resist Germany's "obsession" with austerity and promote alternative policies across the euro zone that support household consumption, French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg said.
4/13/14 France's inflation rose 0.4 % in March.
7/6/13 Marine Le Pen vows to smash the existing order of Europe and break-up the Euro if she wins the next election.
6/10/12 French unemployment rate rose to 9.6% in Q1
4/15/12 France saw a rise the number of new enterprises established in March from the previous month thanks to a favorable economic and investment climate, official data showed on Friday.According to national statistics bureau Insee, 51,329 new firms were set up in March, up by 8.4 percent from February.
3/27/12 Jobless rate in France rose by 0.2% in February for the 10th successive month.
2/10/12 Industry output in France lost ground in December as the electrical and textile industry dragged down the country's overall production by 1.4%.
1/12/12 French CPI rose 0.4 % in December
12/2/11 Jobless rate in France rose by 2% to 9.3 percent in Q3.
11/20/11 (FT)The European banking crisis is spilling over into commodities trading with French banks, the main financiers of trading houses, reining in their lending.
9/9/11 YoY France budget deficit narrowed to 86.6 billion Euros (119.51 billion U.S. dollars) from 93.1 billion Euros (128.49 billion U.S. dollars)
3/31/11 French budget deficit reached 7% of GDP in 2010, pushing up the country's debt-to-GDP ratio to 81.7%. France has said it will cut the deficit to 4.6% of GDP in 2012 and to the agreed EU limit of 3% of GDP by 2013.
12/28/10 French household consumption in manufactured goods rose by 2.8% in November.
9/26/10 France's GDP grew 0.7 %in Q2
8/6/10 MoM the French budget deficit narrowed to EUR 61.7 billion in June from EUR 67.9
6/4/09 France's unemployment rate rose from 7.6% to 8.7%
5/15/09 GDP in France fell 1.2% Q1.
11/21/08 Consumer spending in France fell 0.4% in October.
4/15/08 Consumer prices in France rose 3.5% YoY.
6/12/07 Industrial production in France fell 0.8%.
4/1/07 The unemployment rate in France fell from 8.5% to 8.4% MoM, the lowest in 24 years.
1/23/07 YoY consumer spending in France rose 6.8%, more than expected.
12/11/06 French Industrial Production MoM for October out at -0.1% vs. 0.5% expected.
11/21/06 French GDP for Q3 was unchanged QoQ and up 1.8% YoY.
10/13/06 YoY consumer prices in France were up 1.5% in September
8/22/06 French Q2 GDP rose 1.1% QoQ (4.4% annualized) the fastest rate in five years.
8/12/06 French Q2 GDP rose sharply by 1.2% QoQ, which was a 5-year high and was much stronger than expected
4/21/06 Consumer spending in France was down 0.6% in March.
2/10/06 France's GDP increased 1.4% in 2005, down from 2.1% YoY.
12/29/05 The unemployment rate in France improved from 9.7% to 9.6% in November.
12/21/05 Consumer spending in France increased 1.1% in November and 3.2% YoY.
12/9/05 Industrial production in France was down 2.5% in October, the biggest monthly drop in six years.
11/10/05 France's GDP was up 0.7% in the third quarter and up 1.7% YoY stronger than expected.
09/09/05 France's industrial production was down 0.9% in July.
06/28/05 An index of business confidence in France increased from 97 to 99 in June.
04/26/05 French President Chirac asks measures to control flood of Chinese textile exports to the EU.
02/25/05 The unemployment rate in France increased from 9.9% to 10.0% in January, the highest in five years.
02/22/05 Consumer spending in France was up 1.5% in January and up 3.8% YoY, stronger than expected.
02/18/05 France's GDP was up 0.8% in the fourth quarter and up 2.3% for all of 2004, the best performance in four years.
02/11/05 France's GDP was up 0.75% in the fourth quarter to end up 2.3% for the entire 2004.
01/04/05 France revised their growth estimate in the third quarter from 0.1% to no growth.
12/31/04 France put the unemployment rate at 9.9% in November, the highest in over four years.
12/21/04 Household spending in France was up 1.5% in November, stronger than expected.
11/12/04 French consumer prices rose 0.3 percent in October from the previous month and 2.1 percent on an annual basis
10/18/04 French budget minister Dominique Bussereau said the government's 2005 GDP growth forecast of 2.5 pct is "reasonable"
09/30/04 The unemployment rate in France increased from 9.8% to 9.9% in August.