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France will need to raise €15 billion in additional tax revenues or savings to meet requirements of European authorities

Intermoney | In sovereign debt, the spread between the OAT and the Bund seems to be normalising and currently stands at 66 bp. As we have been explaining from IM, the governing coalition will have little room to expand spending and widen the deficit, considering that Brussels had put France in the excessive deficit procedure. What’s more, the next French government would have to stump up €15 billion in additional…


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Only 19% of CAC 40 index is dependent on French economy

Matthieu de Clermont Head of Insurance and Regulatory Strategies (Allianz GI) | Amid a hung parliament, should investors hang around? While a hung parliament was expected, the second round of the French election still delivered a shock result: the far-right National Rally was pushed into third place in a result that triggers days if not weeks of negotiations between the parties to form a government. With the most seats, France’s…


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Le Pen drops to third place and allows for a coalition of the left and Macron

In the second round of the French legislative elections, the leading force was the left-wing New Popular Front coalition, which won 182 seats in the National Assembly. This advance prevents a majority for the far-right National Rally – Marine Le Pen’s party – which won 143 seats and would thus be in third place, despite having won the first round. It also opens the door to a possible coalition between…


French elections

Le Pen wins first round of general elections in France with 33.5% of votes

The first round of the French legislative elections saw the unprecedented rise of Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party with 33.5% of the vote. The left, grouped in the New Popular Front, would win 28%. And President Macron’s party, Together for the Republic, would be left with 21%. The traditional right-wing Republicans won 10% in an election marked by a high turnout. According to polling institutes, it surpassed the 60%…


France's economy malaise

France elections and markets: a “Liz Truss moment” in the making?

Gregor MA Hirt Global CIO Multi Asset (Allianz GI) | French President Emmanuel Macron called a snap general election following the success of far-right parties in the EU elections in June. The first round of the election is to be held on 30 June followed by a final round a week later. According to the polls, the governing party – President Macron’s Renaissance – is set to lose power although…


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France brings together 180 global CEOs at 7th “Choose France” summit to attract investment to country

Norbolsa | France is holding the 7th summit known as “Choose France” today, in which Macron will gather 180 CEOs, in an event with which he hopes to attract investment with the aim of reindustrialising the country and reinforcing the Paris hub post-Brexit. It was expected that the amount of investment pledged would exceed last year’s €13bn, with investment commitments from companies such as Amaon, Pfizer and Morgan Stanley, and…


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Business confidence in Germany and France still showing weakness

BancaMarch: Business confidence indicators in Germany and France this morning continue to show weakness in growth in the coming months. In Germany, the composite PMI deteriorated more than expected, falling back to 45.8 from 46.4 and below the 46.7 expected. This performance was mainly explained by a sharp drop in confidence in the German services sector (48 vs. 50.3 previously) while manufacturing continued to contract (40.7 vs. 39.6 previously). In…


Abertis Autopista Francia

Possible tax on motorway and airport concessionaires in France aims to raise around €2.5 billion between 2024 and 2030

Banco Sabadell| France is considering going ahead with its plan to raise taxes on motorway concessionaires in France and could now also include airport concessionaires. The aim would be to raise some €2.5 billion between 2024 and 2030. In addition, taxes could be raised on first class airline tickets, on larger vehicles because of their higher CO2 emissions, and on companies with fleets of vehicles. We recall that in June…


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French State raises its stake in EDF to 97.69%, plans to reach full ownership by 8 June via squeeze-out

Santander | EDF has announced that the takeover bid for its shares by the French state has raised the state’s stake in the company to 97.69% of the share capital and that the state will now seek to acquire the minority stakes through a squeeze-out process, which it expects to result in full state ownership by 8 June. In addition, EDF issued a press release yesterday to announce that the…


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Surprise bounce in services flash PMIs in France and Germany means new dilemma for ECB

Santander Corporate & Investment’s flash services PMIs released this morning will once again be a headache for the ECB, as they show an unexpectedly strong rebound in France at a delicate time of rallies (56.3, 53.5e, 53.9p). But also in Germany (55.7, 53.4e, 53.7p). And at a time when services inflation remains one of the real workhorses as our economists recalled after the release of the final March figure a…