February

French economic activity outpaces that of Germany

International — Link

French business activity has grown since January faster than that in Germany for the first time since 2012, according to IHS Markit's latest Purchasing Managers’ Index, which showed an overall rise in economic activity in the 19-nation eurozone to be on track for a quarterly growth of 0.6 percent.  

Hollande, Valls slip back in opinion poll ratings

France — Link

Approval ratings for the French president slipped to 24%, and 46% for his prime minister, denting their sharp rise after the Paris terror attacks.

Latest French unemployment figure hits 3.118 million

France — Link

The number of people out of work in France in February climbed towards the record of 3.196 reached in January 1997.