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Europe & Russia Economic overview

December 2018

Economic growth has weakened in major European markets this year, while political unrest is dampening the outlook for future growth.

France’s GDP expanded by just 1.4% in Q3, down from 1.6% in Q2 and 2.2% in Q1. Economic growth for this year is forecast to be 1.6% compared with 2.3% for last year. French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to increase the minimum wage from next year and has cancelled a planned increase in fuel taxes following weeks of violent protests. French gas demand has been...