French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici pauses as he speaks with journalists during a news conference in Paris, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. France is creating a new government-backed investment bank that will aim to spur economic growth by lending to small and medium-sized enterprises. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici pauses as he speaks with journalists during a news conference in Paris, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. France is creating a new government-backed investment bank that will aim to spur economic growth by lending to small and medium-sized enterprises. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)