French first-quarter growth revised up to 0.4 percent

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Businessmen are seen on the esplanade of La Defense, in the financial and business district in La Defense, west of Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – The French economy grew 0.4 percent in the first quarter from the previous three months, the INSEE national statistics agency said on Tuesday, revising the figure up from a preliminary estimate of 0.3 percent.

The reading nonetheless marks a marginal slowdown from the last quarter of 2016, when the euro zone’s second biggest economy grew 0.5 percent.

For a graphic of GDP by contributions: http://reut.rs/2oQ8Pxu

(Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

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