World Bulletin / News Desk
France's 2017 GDP growth has been increased to 1.9 percent -- a rate not been observed since 2011 -- and will continue to grow at a relatively steady pace in the beginning of 2018, according to forecasts released by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE).
INSEE upgraded its growth forecast from 1.8 percent to 1.9 percent this year, higher than last year‘s 1.1 percent, than the government's 1.7 percent projection and than the central bank's 1.8 percent forecast.
The unemployment rate is also expected to fall to 9.4 percent by mid-2018, its lowest level since early 2012, according to the INSEE economic outlook published on Tuesday.
France currently has an unemployment rate of 9.5 percent, practically double that of the other big European economies such as Germany.
French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to cut it to 7 percent by 2022.
Erdogan won another five years in office in Sunday's vote and immediately pledged to implement changes that boost his authority, which opponents fear will give him autocratic powers.
American Muslim opinion leaders said Erdogan's success meant a lot for the Muslims living around the globe.
Erdogan won an absolute majority in Turkey’s presidential election on Sunday
Turks in countries -- including Belgium, Germany, UK, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Pakistan -- celebrate election results
Republican Turkish Party wins 10 of 28 total municipalities in local elections
Over 190,000 voters across 6 districts will vote for 28 municipalities and 280 members of the city council
Two leaders announce they will form new government
The attack targeted a meeting of ISIL leaders in the eastern Deir Ez Zour province
Official results of Iraq’s parliamentary election have been dogged by controversy and allegations of vote-rigging
Threat comes after EU announced 25 percent tariff on US products
Armed terrorists ‘neutralized’ in northern Iraqi region of Gara
Palestinians have been holding mass rallies near Gaza-Israel security fence since March 30
Police report states driver of car that killed pedestrian in Arizona was streaming television show
Decision follows Trump's pledge to end “war games” during Singapore summit
Conservative bill was widely expected to fail in the chamber