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French Economic Rebound Suggests Best Year Under Hollande

  • Households, inventory recovery outweigh drag from trade
  • Euro-area expansion seen continuing as global demand cools
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The French economy returned to growth in the third quarter, putting the country on track to deliver its strongest full-year performance since 2011.

Gross domestic product rose 0.3 percent in the three months through September after stalling in the previous quarter, national statistics office Insee said Friday. That matched the gain predicted by economists in a Bloomberg survey.