French Finance Minister confirms economic growth forecast for 2021

FILE PHOTO: French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire speaks during a news conference on the country’s COVID-19 situation at the French Health Ministry in Paris, France November 12, 2020. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire confirmed on Wednesday that he expects the French economy to grow by 6% in 2021.

The French government cut its 2021 growth outlook last week, after a COVID-19 resurgence forced it to impose a new lockdown.

Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten: Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Toby Chopra