France reports growth in third quarter - but lower than hoped


Economy minister Michel Sapin agreed that 0.2% figure would make it 'more difficult' to reach government target of 1.5% growth in 2016.

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France is on a "path of growth", President François Hollande said on Friday after economists annouced that third quarter growth was 0.2 percent. Although weaker than hoped, the trend was at least upwards after a 0.1 percent fall in the second quarter, reports RFI.