France 'just thinking' about gold sales

The French finance ministry said on Tuesday 13 April that it was just thinking about using some of the country's gold for future investments or to reduce debt after press reports said talks could begin this week with the Bank of France.

The financial daily Les Echoes said on Tuesday that ministry and bank officials would consider possible gold sales after Finance Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said last week that the idea was worth looking into.

On Tuesday, the finance ministry acknowledged the central

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