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Country Report France July 1997 Main report
Summary--France 3rd quarter 1997.
Outlook for 1997-98: Economic policy affected by Communist leverage--
Outlook for 1997-98: France should qual under Maastricht treaty terms
Outlook for 1997-98: Greater attention given to employment growth
Outlook for 1997-98: Economic growth will continue to be export-led--
Outlook for 1997-98: Outlook is for still lower inflation--
Political scene: Mr Chirac's gamble failed--
Political scene: Elections were marked by both apathy & protest--
Political scene: New government forms a largely well-knit team--
Economic policy: Mr Jospin's general policy statement strikingly thin
Economic policy: There is an increase in the minimum wage--
Economic policy: Electoral promises are being fudged--
Economic policy: Go ahead awaited for Fr Telecom's part privat'n--
Economic policy: New government poses conditions for the euro--
Economic policy: Monetary pol of Banque de France remains unchanged
Economy: GDP rose only slightly in the first quarter--
Economy: But car sales have remained at a very low level
Economy: Manufacturing production picked up in the first quarter--
Economy: Employment rose very slightly again in first quarter--
Economy: Consumer price inflation has eased even further
Foreign trade & payments: Exports rose strongly in first quarter--
Foreign trade & payments: There was a very large trade surplus--
Foreign trade & payments: Franc held firm against the D-mark--
Business news: French bourse continues its strong performance
Business news: France still tourism leader re number of visits
Business news: State visit to China leads to commercial agreements--
Business news: Rhone-Poulenc to focus on life-sci products--
Quarterly indicators of economic activity.
Direction of trade.
Structure of trade.