Jobs boost for France & Germany, inflation stable

ReutersNewsPublished: August 17, 2017
Published: August 17, 2017

France's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in five years during the second quarter, boosting President Emmanuel Macron as he pushes through reforms to ease employment regulations. As Sonia Legg reports, Germany's employment hit a record too and euro zone core inflation rose, possibly increasing the chances of ECB policy tapering sooner rather than later.

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