Ratings agency Fitch cut France's credit grade to AA, down a notch from AA+, on Friday, saying the government’s efforts to cut the country’s debt have not been good enough.
The World Economic Forum's (WEF) global competitiveness report has ranked France 23rd out of 144 countries. But another report praises the country’s record in innovation and productivity.
Paris property prices are set to fall below 8,000 euros per square metre for the first time since 2011, professionals predicted on Thursday. They have fallen nearly 2.0 per cent in a year.