Trésor-Economics No. 125 - Are business surveys equally successful to forecast economic activity in France?
As the first available economic indicators, business surveys are at the core of short term economic forecasting. However, since mid-2012, business climate indices and composite indicators, which summarize answers given to survey's various questions (about past activity, further prospects, employment etc.), did not move in concert with French growth. Indeed, while French GDP has been quite resilien... Lire la suite