Stock Market in France
France - Stock MarketFourth-quarter growth was modest but stable from a quarter earlier, landing roughly in line with analysts’ expectations. Domestic demand was rocked by last year’s ‘gilets jaunes’ protests; household spending stalled amid the demonstrations, while fixed-capital spending was hit by a drop-off in household investment. Notably, corporate investment was up despite growing uncertainty. External demand, on the other hand, was upbeat and helped offset the squabbles at home. Particularly, export growth jumped on the euro’s weakness against the dollar. Looking ahead, consumer confidence recovered somewhat at the outset of the current quarter. Business confidence, however, has been more downbeat on the industrial sector’s pullback. In politics, President Emmanuel Macron’s ‘grand debate’ put him back on the front foot in recent weeks and appears to have salvaged, for now, his sorely-needed economic reforms.
France - Stock Market Data
|Stock Market (annual variation in %)||18.0||-0.5||8.5||4.9||9.3|
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|Bond Yield||0.39||0.46 %||Mar 20|
|Exchange Rate||1.14||0.65 %||Mar 20|
|Stock Market||5,383||-0.29 %||Mar 20|
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March 22, 2019
Industrial output expanded 1.3% from a month earlier and in seasonally-adjusted terms in January, on the heels of a revised flat month-on-month reading in December (previously reported: +0.8% month-on-month s.a.).
March 22, 2019
In March, the seasonally-adjusted IHS Markit Flash Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dipped back below the 50.0-point threshold, landing at 48.7 points from 50.4 points a month earlier and signaling a contraction in private-sector activity. March’s reading reflected falling output across both the manufacturing and services sectors.
March 21, 2019
On 14 March, the Statistical Institute (INSEE) reported that consumer prices were stable from a month earlier in February (January: -0.4% month-on-month).
February 28, 2019
France’s economy grew 0.3% quarter-on-quarter and on a seasonally-adjusted basis in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a comprehensive estimate released by the Statistical Institute (INSEE).
February 26, 2019
Consumer confidence continued its recovery in February, according to the consumer confidence survey published by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), which climbed 3 points from January to land at 95 points.