Clearly not part of the EU periphery, some French economic statistics are very "un-core like."...

|By:, SA News Editor

Clearly not part of the EU periphery, some French economic statistics are very "un-core like." French growth is currently clocking at just 1.6%, while its budget deficit is expected to hit 6% of GDP in 2012. Germany is motoring along at 3.6% with a forecast deficit of just 1.6%.