July 4, 2014

Recession Looms Again for France

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

France is on the cusp of a fresh recession as services contract sharply and the country braces for yet another round of austerity cuts, with record jobless levels likely to bedevil Francois Hollande’s presidency for years to come.

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