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All the day’s economic and financial news, including new growth reports from France and the US
- Breaking: French GDP grew 0.5% in second quarter of 2017
- Big jump in net trade as exports surge
- Fourth quarter of growth in a row
- Coming up: US growth figures at 1.30pm BST
Today’s growth figures should cheer France’s new leader, says Mehreen Khan of the FT.
The official figures will be a boon for president Macron who has vowed to overhaul the French economy after years of lagging behind its major eurozone rival, Germany.
Unemployment in France is now at its lowest since the eurozone crisis, inflation has been tamed, and business surveys are revealing the best confidence levels in a decade.
Great GDP headline in France, but net exports will fall in Q3 and I doubt inventories will snap back in manufacturing to fully compensate.
France kicks off eurozone GDP season with 0.5% growth. In line with estimate and a fourth consecutive expansion. pic.twitter.com/ZYzShAMMOH
This chart shows how net trade boosted French growth in the last quarter.
Breaking: France’s economy grew by 0.5% in the second quarter of 2017.
That matches economists’ forecasts, and outpaces Britain’s 0.3% growth in the last three months.
France Q2 prelim GDP 0.5% QoQ = 3 months stable, but 1.8% YoY = strongest since late 2011
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