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French Growth Slows at Year End as Terrorism Hurts Spending

  • Air France, Accor saw drop in demand following attacks
  • Investment posted strongest increase of year in quarter
Police officers stand guard on a balcony in the Beaugrenelle shopping mall in Paris.

Police officers stand guard on a balcony in the Beaugrenelle shopping mall in Paris.

Photographer: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg
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France’s recovery slowed in the fourth quarter as terrorist attacks kept tourists away and discouraged consumers from spending.

Gross domestic product grew 0.2 percent in the final three months of 2015, national statistics office Insee said in a statement on Friday. That matches the prediction of economists in a Bloomberg survey and compares with 0.3 percent in the previous quarter.