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

The Eiffel Tower illuminates the sky behind the financial district of La Défense during a nationwide curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. due to tightened 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 an increase in consumer spending and despite the restrictions on the fight against the coronavirus, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday.

Le Maire told France 2 television that France should now achieve pre-COVID economic growth by the end of 2021.

France has a 6% growth target for full year 2021, which Le Maire reiterated.

Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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