French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said Monday that the country's economy will likely outperform the government's expectations.
After growth in gross domestic product of near 2% in 2017--a first since 2011--Mr. Le Maire said in a speech at the finance ministry that France "should do better than our forecast of 1.7% in 2018."
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He noted business confidence is at its highest for 10 years and a rise in business investment is fueling job creations.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
January 15, 2018 06:03 ET (11:03 GMT)