Executive Board
Board Discussions
on France:

July 11, 2016
July 8, 2015
July 29, 2013
December 20, 2012
July 25, 2011

Article IV Staff Reports

Financial Sector Assessment Program

Projected % Change
   2016  2017
Real GDP 1.3 1.3
Consumer Prices 0.3 1
Source: World Economic Outlook (October 2016)
Please refer to more recent Press Release/Staff reports on this country for possible revisions.

France: Financial Position in the Fund

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France and the IMF
Updated December 2, 2016

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 11, 2016. Listed below are items related to France, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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April 22, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook
February 06, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Stimulus Measures Bolstering Demand Amid Crisis, IMF Says
Most of the world's leading advanced and emerging market economies have adopted stimulus measures to counter the growing financial and economic crisis, according to an analysis by the IMF that estimates the collective impact on growth of around ½ -1¼ percentage points.
January 29, 2009 -- 10 Years of the Euro: A Perspective from the IMF, by Sean Hagan at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt
January 28, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Are 'Temporary' Fiscal Boost Measures Really Reversible?
Fiscal measures to stimulate sluggish economies should be reversible, the IMF recommends, and governments should precommit to unwinding once economies recover. But the bulk of Europe's public expenditures are entitlements and for political reasons they are not reversible, writes Jean-Pierre Dumas.
January 01, 2009 -- Recent French Export Performance: Is There a Competitiveness Problem?
Author/Editor: Kabundi, Alain N. | Nadal-De Simone, Francisco
Series: Working Paper No. 09/2
January 01, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by Christine Lagarde, Minister of Economy, Industry, and Employment
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of France. PDF File Size: 447Kb
November 15, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF Managing Director, John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, Caroline Atkinson, Director of External Relations
November 09, 2008 -- IMF Survey: IMF Urges World Leaders to Counter Global Slowdown
IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn urges leaders of the G-20 industrialized and developing economies to take action to help counter the global economic slowdown as ministers from systemically important countries agreed on the need for a coordinated response.
October 13, 2008 -- Statement by the Hon. Christine Lagarde, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank Group for France, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 130Kb
October 09, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn
July 17, 2008 -- France -- 2008 Staff Visit: Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
June 01, 2008 -- Economic Forecasts: Too Smooth by Far? by Prakash Loungani and Jair Rodriguez, International Monetary Fund
April 25, 2008 -- France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain -Competitiveness in the Southern Euro Area
Series: Country Report No. 08/145
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by Ms. Christine Lagarde, Minister of Economy, Finance and Employment, France
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of France. PDF File Size: 211Kb
April 10, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by IMF's Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky, and Director of External Relations Masood Ahmed
April 01, 2008 -- Competitiveness in the Southern Euro Area: France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain
Author/Editor: Bennett, Herman Z. | Escolano, Julio | Fabrizio, Stefania | Gutierrez, Eva | Ivaschenko, Iryna V. | Lissovolik, Bogdan | Schule, Werner | Tokarick, Stephen | Xiao, Yuan | Moreno Badia, Marialuz
Series: Working Paper No. 08/112
February 21, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
February 20, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with France
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
February 20, 2008 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Article IV Consultation Report on France
February 20, 2008 -- France: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 08/74

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