France: Selected Issues

Publication Date: July 03, 2014
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Summary: This Selected Issues paper reviews business investment patterns in France during the crisis. The main motivation is to explore whether investment has recently evolved in line with established determinants or displayed somewhat unconventional dynamics. This paper addresses three distinct questions. First, has recent investment behavior essentially been consistent with past trends or is there any discernible structural break as a result of the crisis. Second, what drove the contraction in investment during the crisis. Third, what is the investment outlook and can a swift and strong rebound going forward be expected. The paper presents main results and the outlook for investment.
Series: Country Report No. 14/183
Subject(s): Private investment | Global competitiveness | Imports | Productivity | Export performance | Selected issues | France

Publication Date: July 03, 2014
ISBN/ISSN: 9781498304023/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1FRAEA2014002 Pages: 32
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