Bank of France sees French first-quarter economic growth at 0.4 percent

February 11, 2019

PARIS (Reuters) – France is expected to have first quarter economic growth of 0.4 percent, the Bank of France said in its monthly business survey on Monday, as the euro zone’s second-biggest economy grapples with the impact to business from anti-government protests.

First-quarter growth of 0.4 percent would represent a slight improvement from the fourth quarter of 2018, when the French economy grew by 0.3 percent.

The French government expects the country’s economy to grow by 1.7 percent for 2019.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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