Lionel Laurent is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering finance and markets. He previously worked at Reuters and Forbes.

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After a long period of business angst, Macronomics deserves a fair try. Emmanuel Macron's year-old political party has just won a handsome majority in the French parliament, a month after the centrist ex-banker became the country's youngest president.

It's disturbing to think what might happen in France should Macron fail to deliver on his early promise. But, for now at least, his ascendancy looks good for the shareholders and CEOs betting on a sorely needed shakeup of the French labor market.

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