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French first-quarter growth revised up to 0.4 percent
May 30, 2017 / 6:51 AM / 5 months ago

French first-quarter growth revised up to 0.4 percent

PARIS (Reuters) - The French economy grew 0.4 percent in the first quarter from the previous three months, the INSEE national statistics agency said on Tuesday, revising the figure up from a preliminary estimate of 0.3 percent.

Businessmen are seen on the esplanade of La Defense, in the financial and business district in La Defense, west of Paris, September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

The reading nonetheless marks a marginal slowdown from the last quarter of 2016, when the euro zone’s second biggest economy grew 0.5 percent.

For a graphic of GDP by contributions: reut.rs/2oQ8Pxu

Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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