French Factory Drag Intensifies as Germany Leads Europe Recovery

The report comes days before European Central Bank policy makers meet in Frankfurt, where they’ll have to grapple with the impact of China’s economic slowdown and downside risks to inflation.

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France’s manufacturing industry shrank more than initially estimated last month, leaving Germany to take a greater share of the burden of driving the euro-area recovery.

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