The latest Bank of France economic forecasts showed that the economy will likely take two years to return to its pre-coronavirus pandemic growth.
“French economy to contract 10.3% in 2020, grow 6.9% in 2021, 3.9% in 2022.”
“French economy seen contracting 15% QoQ in Q2 after slumping 5.3% in Q1.”
“French economy seen shedding nearly 1 million jobs in 2020, unemployment to reach a record 11.8% in the first half 2021.”
“French economic activity operating down 17% from normal levels at end-May, less than 12% possible in June.”
EUR/USD trades directionless around 1.1290, awaiting the Eurozone Q1 GDP and employment data for fresh impetus.