PARIS Jan 9 France's economy will expand by 0.4
percent in the fourth quarter, the Bank of France said on
Monday, reaffirming an earlier GDP growth forecast made last
The Bank of France added that the business sentiment
indicator for the manufacturing industry rose to 102 points in
December compared to 101 in November - its highest reading since
"Business leaders expect industrial production to rise
slightly in January," the Bank of France said in a statement.
The business climate indicator for the services sector
dipped to 99 in December compared to 100 in November, it added.
(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Andrew Callus)