The strategic position of France in Europe and well developed French infrastructure make the country one of the most attractive investment areas in the world. France is the fifth largest economy in the world and the second in the European Union. Moreover, the country is the world’s sixth largest exporter of goods and fifth largest exporter of services. The country is a member of the G7 group - most industrialized countries. Being a well-developed and stable economy, France is considered a region without many geopolitical risks and volatility. France has a second highest birth rate in Europe and education system that is among the best in the world. In addition, French work force is highly qualified. France is third in Europe for hourly labor productivity. Many large and well-known companies are located in France. Big companies generally have lower volatility and more predictable long-term returns. What is more, France is the leader in tourist destinations which speeds up the economic development. One can easily invest in France through Exchange Traded Funds. But investors should be aware of French EU membership - EU countries are connected to each other via sovereign debt issues. Financial problems in one country may significantly affect any others.
|Symbol||Company Name||Price||Change||Total net assets||Total expense ratio|
|EWQ||iShares MSCI France Index||24.43||0.25%||379.14 M||0.51%|