France

Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1452792860
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This Selected Issues paper analyzes the performance of French banks and the financial support measures taken by the French government. France has a large and sophisticated financial system, which accounts for 10 percent of the global banking system and 5 percent of global capital markets. This paper presents an overview of the French banking and supervision structure. It conducts comparative analyses of profitability, asset quality, capital adequacy, leverage, quality of capital, funding profile, and liquidity of banks. The paper also analyzes business lines, potential spillovers, and market perceptions of risk.

France

Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451880138
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This Selected Issues paper analyzes the recent French inflation behavior. The paper demonstrates that the recent change in French headline inflation behavior resulted from a few idiosyncratic, i.e., transient, factors. The paper describes the model setup and calibration of some crucial economic relations and parameters. The level of competition in labor and product markets in France and the other EU countries is discussed, including the size of markups. The paper also looks into the economic impact of increasing competition in each market separately and the advantages of coordinating reforms within the euro area.

France

Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451880170
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This Selected Issues paper analyzes the performance of French banks and the financial support measures taken by the French government. France has a large and sophisticated financial system, which accounts for 10 percent of the global banking system and 5 percent of global capital markets. This paper presents an overview of the French banking and supervision structure. It conducts comparative analyses of profitability, asset quality, capital adequacy, leverage, quality of capital, funding profile, and liquidity of banks. The paper also analyzes business lines, potential spillovers, and market perceptions of risk.

France Selected Issues

Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
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U.S. shocks explain a large part of French output common components. This paper analyzes the economic implications of two alternative welfare financing reforms: a reduction in payroll taxes funded by an increase in consumption taxes, and the other funded by a new levy on business value added. The importance of financial market constraints and whether the recent mortgage market reform is likely to ease these constraints is assessed. Rechargeable mortgages are attractive and encourage collateralization, but bolder measures are needed to limit legal and other fees.

France Selected Issues

Author: International Monetary Fund. European Dept.
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1513518828
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This Selected Issues paper analyzes expenditure reforms in France. After decades of rising public spending and successive tax increases, the medium-term fiscal consolidation path described in the 2015 Stability Program is now fully expenditure based. However, recent efforts of nominal spending containment have not delivered the intended savings in the context of low growth and inflation. A thorough review of the efficiency of public spending could help prepare more fundamental reforms of spending programs and processes to underpin a lasting reduction in expenditures, which reached a record high of 57.2 percent of GDP in 2014.

France Selected Issues

Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
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This Selected Issues paper reviews developments in health care spending in France and discusses the recent measures to improve the functioning of the system and contain costs. It argues that by addressing many of the issues that had bedeviled past reforms, the new measures offer a reasonable hope of containing France’s health expenditures. The paper presents a brief review of the institutional background and of past trends in health care spending and also offers an analysis of the major forces behind the recent and projected growth in expenditure.

France Selected Issues

Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1452704074
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The growth rate of real hourly wages in France has fallen below the trend growth rate of total factor productivity. The distribution of wage and earnings growth has not been uniform across deciles. A breakdown in employment growth by wage deciles also suggests important composition changes. The development of key labor market variables has been discussed in this note. Microeconometric estimations provide evidence of an outward shift in the relationship between wages and unemployment that is independent of changes in labor demand taxes and unemployment income.

France

Author: Fondo Monetario Internacional
Publisher:
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France

Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1463900112
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This note estimates potential output for France during 1980–2010, using three distinct approaches, and discusses long-term growth prospects. The focus on capital taxation highlights the need for a broader reform of the French tax system to address the features that hamper job growth, investment, and productivity growth. This paper analyzes the impact of Basel III capital requirements on French banks and the French economy, and proposes policy recommendations. French banks should be able to meet the new requirements through earnings retention.