French economy leads eurozone growth increase, outpacing US and UK

French economic growth in first quarter was an unforecast 0.6%, the highest in eurozone, while German growth fell and Greek economy shrank.

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A return to expansion in France and Italy helped boost eurozone economic growth in the first three months of 2015 to its fastest pace in almost two years, raising hopes that recovery is finally broadening in long-stagnant Europe, reports The Wall Street Journal.