France's trade deficit rises to 4. 9 billion euros

(AGI) Paris, July 8 - France's trade deficit rose to 4.9billion euros in May, higher than the 4.5 billion euro deficitexpected by analysts and the 4.1 billion euro deficit recordedin April. During the same period, the country's budget deficitdropped to 64.3 billion euros, down from the 72.6 billion-eurodeficit of May 2013. The French economy is expected to grow bya mere 0.2 percent in the second quarter of the year, accordingto Bank of France forecasts released on Tuesday. . .

(AGI) Paris, July 8 - France's trade deficit rose to 4.9billion euros in May, higher than the 4.5 billion euro deficitexpected by analysts and the 4.1 billion euro deficit recordedin April. During the same period, the country's budget deficitdropped to 64.3 billion euros, down from the 72.6 billion-eurodeficit of May 2013. The French economy is expected to grow bya mere 0.2 percent in the second quarter of the year, accordingto Bank of France forecasts released on Tuesday. . .