PARIS Dec 10 France's central bank said on
Monday it expected the euro zone's second largest economy to
shrink by 0.1 percent in the last quarter of 2012 compared to
the third, repeating a forecast it made in October.
Reporting results of a November economic survey, the Bank of
France also said its industrial climate indicator dipped a
further 1 point to 91, while a similar measure of sentiment in
the services sector held steady at 91.
French gross domestic product grew 0.2 percent in the third
quarter, contrary to predictions that the economy would stagnate
or even shrink, but economist said the outlook was gloomy.