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Daily Telegraph Features Stephen Pope & Spotlight Ideas

Monday July 2nd 2012



 France is going to be the "mother and father of all EZ headaches" when the market finally stops picking on Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain, and starts focusing on eurozone heavyweights like France, writes Stephen Pope at Spotlight Ideas:

Quote Oh my. The nightmare for the EZ is that as September 2013 (German Election) draws nearer France will be the principal power player on the political stage. The worrying sign is that France is run by career politicians that have never worked in a real world job and who simply do not understand that wealth never comes from the centre.

How it that France can boast so many is large companies, 35 in the top 500 of the world and yet appears to hold its nose when dealing with commerce and free business enterprise? Socialism is only good at spending other people’s money… and it does so badly.

[...] It is no wonder France has the lowest level of forecast business investment for 2012:

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