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Hollande foresees France's growth at 0.8 pct for 2013


13:02, September 10, 2012

PARIS, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- French President Francois Hollande said on Sunday the country's economic growth forecast for 2013 will be downgrade to 0.8 percent from the previous forecast of 1.2 percent.

"It will be below 1 percent, most likely 0.8 percent," the French president said in a TV interview with TF1, admitting that the 2013 budget would be the toughest in 30 years. "We won't spend a euro more in 2013 than in 2012," Hollande affirmed.

The French leader also forecast a zero growth for the country's economy against earlier estimation of 0.3 percent.

His speech came at a time of mounting public discontent over the economic woes and the record high unemployment. Recent ratings have seen his popularity declined as a new president. However, Hollande promised to restore France to fiscal health in two years.

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