French inflation stabilises, but food and energy costs remain high
05 January 2023 | 11:10 am
France's cost-of-living crisis shows signs of stabilising, as inflation dropped from 7.1 percent to 6.7 percent in December. It's among the lowest levels in the eurozone, but many households and businesses are still struggling.
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