BRUSSELS Dec 14 France runs its economic policy
in the nation's best interests and not based on what credit
ratings agencies say about it, French President Francois
Hollande said on Friday, hours after Fitch Ratings kept its
triple-A rating for the country.
"France does not determine its economic policy according to
credit ratings agencies, it does it according to what is right
for France," Hollande said after an EU leaders' summit in
He said French borrowing costs had fallen since he came to
office this year and that French debt is attractive.
Fitch is the only agency to retain an AAA rating on the euro
zone's second-largest economy.