Tag Archives: Hollande

French Unemployment Still Rising

France’s unemployment rate has risen again, with the picture particularly bleak for young people… Using International Labour Organisation measurements, the jobless total reached 10.3 percent of the workforce in the third quarter of this year. The rise in youth unemployment … Continue reading

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Cue la France

In our post earlier this month, How the mighty have fallen, we wrote, Why do we have this gut feeling Japan and France will be the countries of focus next year? Sorry, we’re dismal scientists. The Economist seems to share … Continue reading

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Hollande Supports EU Banking Union

But is he willing to cede some of France’s sovereignty?  This is the political issue haunting the European street and holding back the Germans. (click here if video is not observable)

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Uneasy axis for Paris and Berlin

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Statfor: The Rise of the European Political Fringe

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Quote of the Day: Dissing the European Vote

You think this is why markets have bounced and are so sanguine about the European elections?  We’re not so sure the European street can be dismissed that easily. “In 1981, François Mitterrand had one-and-a-half years to correct his Socialist course. … Continue reading

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Issues in the French presidential run-off

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Bonjour Two Tier Euro?

We’ve always held the end game in Europe will be the stronger northern countries eventually pulling out of the Euro.   The path to the end game we do not know. Sunday’s election in France, may, or may not, be the … Continue reading

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Shorts Send Out Mayday As ISM Surprises

Wow! Check out the market reaction to the ISM this morning.  Many were caught off guard and even shorting just minutes before the number expecting a weaker print on the back of the weaker regional PMIs.   We were surprised, but, … Continue reading

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Euro Trashed

As we posted last week,  Enter French Politics (and Dutch). (click here if video is not observable)

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