French economy flatlines for third consecutive quarter


France escapes recession but marks zero growth for a third successive quarter, with no growth in sight for eurozone's second-largest economy.

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French economic growth flatlined for the third time in a row in the second quarter, showing that the euro-zone debt crisis is taking a heavy toll even on the bloc's core members and highlighting the challenge for President François Hollande as he marks his first three months in office, reports The Wall Street Journal.