French Factory Output Unexpectedly Grows For Second Month

France’s manufacturing output grew for a second straight month in January at the fastest pace in three months, defying expectations for a decline, preliminary data from the statistical office INSEE showed on Friday. Manufacturing output grew 1 percent month-on-month in January, while economists were looking for a 0.2 percent fall. December’s 1.1 percent gain was revised down to 0.4 percent. […]

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French protests are costing the country a fortune

PARIS – France’s wave of protests and violence over the past month or so has already cost the eurozone’s second-largest economy a fortune. Road blockades, demonstrations and successive weekends of rioting in Paris and other towns have left supermarket shelves empty, stopped shoppers from buying Christmas gifts and scared away tourists. The government stands to lose out too, with tax […]

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