Market Updates: French Consumer Spending Jumps to 1.2% - Forex News by FX Leaders

Market Updates: French Consumer Spending Jumps to 1.2%

Posted Thursday, February 28, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Economic, the French consumer spending soared to 1.2% beating the economist forecast of 1.1%. It’s the primary gauge of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of overall economic activity.

Potential Impact: A rise in consumer spending leads to an increased inflation rate. Both trigger a hawkish monetary policy sentiment from the European Central Bank.

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Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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