May 6, 2019 / 6:46 AM / 15 days ago

French manufacturers to hike investments by 11 pct in 2019 -INSEE

PARIS, May 6 (Reuters) - French manufacturing companies plan to increase their investments in 2019 by 11 percent, up slightly from a previous forecast of 10 percent, according to a quarterly survey from the INSEE statistics agency.

The planned levels of investment were at their highest level since 2011, added INSEE, with sectors such as transport and the car industry showing increases in investments.

France posted first-quarter economic growth of 0.3 percent last month as household spending and business investments recovered after anti-government protests, which have hit the euro zone’s second-biggest economy. (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta, editing by Louise Heavens)

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