Executive Board
Board Discussions
on France:

July 29, 2013
December 20, 2012
July 25, 2011
July 28, 2010
July 29, 2009

Article IV Staff Reports

Financial Sector Assessment Program

Projected % Change
   2014  2015
Real GDP 0.7 1.4
Source: World Economic Outlook Update (July 2014)

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France and the IMF
Updated September 12, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 29, 2013. Listed below are items related to France, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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September 12, 2014 -- New Demand Patterns in France, Germany, and Belgium: Can We Explain the Differences?
Author/Editor: Igor Lebrun | Esther Pérez Ruiz
Series: Working Paper No. 14/165
September 08, 2014 -- New Interview by Les Echos with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, September 8, 2014
July 03, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with France
July 03, 2014 -- France: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for France
Series: Country Report No. 14/182
July 03, 2014 -- France: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/183
July 03, 2014 -- IMF Survey : France: Policies On the Right Track
Compared to peers, the French economy has shown considerable resilience through the crisis, supported by steady private consumption, but the recovery faces a difficult take off, says the IMF in its latest annual assessment of the French economy.
July 01, 2014 -- Labor Tax Cuts and Employment: A General Equilibrium Approach for France
Author/Editor: Raphael A. Espinoza | Esther Pérez Ruiz
Series: Working Paper No. 14/114
June 27, 2014 -- Press Release: Fourteenth International Monetary Fund Public Debt Management Forum Considers the Sovereign Bond Market Ecosystem in Light of New Regulations and Reduced Market Liquidity
May 15, 2014 -- France: 2014 Article IV Consultation—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.
April 15, 2014 -- Transcript of an IMF Press Conference on Europe
April 11, 2014 -- IMFC Statement by Michel Sapin, Minister for Finance and Public Accounts, France
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of France. PDF File Size: 362Kb
February 06, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
January 21, 2014 -- Transcript: World Economic Outlook Update Conference Call
October 12, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by Pierre Moscovici, Minister for the Economy and Finance, France
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of France. PDF File Size: 327Kb
October 12, 2013 -- Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Conference
September 13, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Mind the Gap: Narrowing Imbalances, while Maintaining Growth
Five years on since the crisis, the G20 advanced and emerging market economies have showed some progress in reducing their major internal and external imbalances. But greater coordinated policy action is necessary for sustainable global growth, says a new analysis by IMF staff.
August 05, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with France
August 05, 2013 -- France: 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 13/251
August 05, 2013 -- France: Selected Issues Paper
Series: Country Report No. 13/252
August 05, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Confidence, Competitiveness Key to Boost Recovery in France
There are signs the French economy is recovering but a stronger and sustained boost to investment and job creation is needed to reduce unemployment, which reached 10.9 percent in May.

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