OECD says France on track to see best growth rate since 2011

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After growth of only 1.1 percent last year, the French economy is set to grow 1.7 percent this year, its highest rate since 2011 but still lagging the euro zone average, predicts a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the first since Emmanuel Macron's election as president.

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France should this year see its best growth rates since 2011, the OECD said on Thursday, revising up its outlook in its first in-depth look at the French economy since Emmanuel Macron became president, reports Reuters.