French economy in steepest drop since WW2: central bank report


The governor of France's central bank has announced that gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by an estimated 6 percent in the first quarter of 2020 due to measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, the worse single-quarter economic performance since the end of the Second World War in 1945.

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The coronavirus lockdown has caused France’s economy to shrink 6 percent in the first quarter of 2020, its worst performance since 1945, according to Bank of France estimates Wednesday, reports Radio France Internationale.