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France to focus on spending cuts in 2014, says Hollande

President Hollande seeking to reel in a stagnant economy, here at a news conference in Brussels December 14, 2012, at the end of a European Union leaders summit. — Reuters file picPresident Hollande seeking to reel in a stagnant economy, here at a news conference in Brussels December 14, 2012, at the end of a European Union leaders summit. — Reuters file pic

"It would be wrong to take measures that put another brake on consumption and investment," Hollande said at the annual farm show in Paris.

He also said that while his government's effort to reduce the state deficit had up to now mainly focused on increasing state revenues, the focus from 2014 would be more on reducing state spending. — Reuters

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