Keyword: récession

France avoids double-dip recession

French statistics institute INSEE predicts growth of 0.2% in 2013, thanks to 0.4% last-quarter growth that followed 0.1% third-quarter contraction.

PMI survey raises fear that France is back in recession

France's reading in Markit's latest purchasing managers' index falls to a seven-month low, suggesting accelerating economic contraction.

Economic growth in France, Germany hauls eurozone out of recession

Unexpected second-quarter economic growth of 0.5% in France, 0.7% in Germany sees eurozone grow overall 0.3%, ending18-month recession.

France slips back into recession

France is in a second recession in four years after the economy shrank by 0.2% in the last quarter of 2012 and in the first quarter of 2013.

France to relax austerity as recession bites

European Union says France has slipped back into recession and will need two more years to bring its budget deficit under control.

Recession stalks France as business slump hits crisis levels

Survey says business activity shrank in March at fastest pace in four years, probably plunging euro zone's second-biggest economy into a recession.

Fears of triple-dip recession in France as motor industry sales slump

The country's industrial production dropped by 1.2% in January as carmakers Peugeot Citroen and Renault reported lower sales.

France may prolong eurozone recession

France is poised to drag the eurozone into a fourth quarter of recession as business activity slumps in the region's second-largest economy.

German and French economies contract

Hopes of economic recovery in eurozone thrown into doubt after figures confirm its two largest economies have performed worse than forecast.

France 'fell into mild recession in fourth quarter'

Estimate from the Bank of France differs from national statistics office INSEE which suggested that France just averted recession last year.

France narrowly avoids recession

French economy had been expected to start its slide into recession in the third quarter but GDP unexpectedly rose 0.2 percent.

French economy to enter into recession, says Bank of France

Bank of France says French economy set to slip into a shallow recession in the third quarter, dampening government hopes for 0.3% growth in 2012.

The urgent message of this austerity-fuelled recession


Like the rest of the eurozone countries, France is entering a recession, according to the latest quarterly report released this month by the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE). Mediapart co-founder Laurent Mauduit argues here why the INSEE report is both an indictment of President Nicolas Sarkozy's economic policies and a warning for the Left opposition, ahead of next year's presidential elections, that austerity measures do nothing but fuel the crisis.

France may have entered short, shallow recession, says OECD

The OECD warns that the eurozone debt crisis may have pushed France into recession, with growth and unemployment figures set to miss targets.