.7%), and the highest in the United Kingdom (45.9%), Denmark (43.1%) and France (38.8%).
*EU27 includes Belgium (BE), Bulgaria (BG), the Czech Republic (CZ), Denmark (DK), Germany (DE), Estonia (EE), Ireland (IE
Expat Economics, the first report from the 2010 study, found that the UK, Belgium, Spain, France, Germany and The Netherlands were the worst performing locations when it came to overall wealth, with lower
the periphery. France saw growth accelerate sharply to the fastest since September 2000 (led by the service sector), overtaking Germany, where growth remained among the strongest seen in the 13-year history
in the country.
France: France gained further upward momentum in April, as the country's year-over-year gains increased to +26%. Banking, finance and insurance recruitment reached a four year high while
by the European Commission (EC).
Among the largest member states, Italy (-5.1 points), France (-3.5) and the UK (-3.4) reported the biggest decreases in sentiment, followed by Germany (-2.1), Spain (-1
of the year. Furthermore, German manufacturers reported the first drop in production (albeit only modest) since June 2009.
Output across both manufacturing and services fell in France for the first time since