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France to unveil 2012 budget amid economic uncertainty

France is to present its budget for 2012, which will be designed to maintain a high profile among its international creditors.

It is expected to include measures to raise government income as well as key spending cuts.

However, political misfortune and slow growth are set to challenge their efforts.

Hugh Schofield reports.

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