France\’s Le Maire: economic growth will be better in 2021 than current 6.25% forecast

France\'s Le Maire: economic growth will be better in 2021 than current 6.25% forecast
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire attends a joint news conference with Paschal Donohoe, Eurogroup President and Irish Finance Minister, (not seen) after a meeting at the Bercy Finance Ministry in Paris, France, November 29, 20

PARIS (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday that France\’s economic growth this year will be better than the government\’s forecast of 6.25%, even though inflation was currently strong and weighing on people\’s spending power.

\”Let\’s stick to the official forecast of 6.25% but I think we\’ll do better,\” Le Maire told BFM TV.

\”We will do better,\” Le Maire again told BFM TV, when asked by BFM TV about a possible growth figure of 6.5 percent.

Last week, France\’s central bank raised its growth forecast again for 2021, to 6.7% versus 6.3% in September and 5.8% in June.

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