The French Debt to the United States

Archive Report

Definite negotiations for the funding of the French debt to the United States are expected by the Treasury Department to follow the balancing of the French budget. The progress thus far made by M. Caillaux, the new Finance Minister, and the evident desire of the French government to float additional loans as soon as possible in the American money market, have led to a belief that a French mission will be sent to the United States to meet with the World War Debt Funding Commission soon after its negotiations with the Belgian representatives in July are concluded.

While clearly stating the intention of his government to open direct negotiations with the United States at an early date, M. Caillaux has made no announcement of the ...

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