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According to the latest economic forecasts published by the Bank of France, the economic recession is seen less severe in 2020 than previously estimated.

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“French central bank revises GDP forecasts to -8.7% in 2020, +7.4% in 2021, +3.0% in 2022 vs. -10.3% in 2020, +6.9% in 2021, +3.9% in 2022 previously.”

“French central bank estimates economic activity running at 5% below normal levels.”

“French central bank sees Q3 GDP rising 16% QoQ after contracting 13.8% in Q2.”

“French central bank sees economy shedding 825,000 jobs this year, unemployment rate to peak at 11.1% in 2021.”

EUR/USD erases gains

Despite the upward revision to the growth forecasts, EUR/USD pares back gains to now trade at 1.1850. The spot turns neutral, having hit a daily high of 1.1869.