France expects 'lacklustre' economic performance into 2016

France expects 'lacklustre' economic performance into 2016

10th November 2015, Comments 0 comments

France's economy minister Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that his country's economy is "lacklustre" and will probably remain so in 2016.

The French economy is still on track to grow by between 1 and 1.2 percent in 2015, he told Europe 1 radio.

"It is true that our economy remains extremely lacklustre. And that will probably not change in 2016," he said.

"There is a worldwide demand problem today and there is only a single engine left running", the US economy, he said.

"Any good news will not come from abroad," he said.

Macron said France needed to accelerate economic reforms and he called for a "much stronger investment policy in Europe" to rekindle growth on the continent.

© 2015 AFP

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