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France’s Le Maire: French economy “doing well”, hoping for pre-COVID growth levels by end 2021

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The Eiffel Tower lights the sky behind the financial district of La Defense during a nationwide curfew, from 6 p.m to 6 a.m, due to tighter measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) near Paris, France, February 24, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

PARIS, Aug 23 (Reuters) – The French economy is “doing well” thanks to a rise in consumer spending and even in spite of restrictions still in place to tackle the coronavirus, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday.

Le Maire told France 2 television the aim now was for France to return to pre-COVID economic growth levels by end 2021.

France has a 6% growth target for the whole of 2021, which Le Maire reiterated.

Reporting by Dominique Vidalon;
Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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