10 October 2001, 15:32  French Q4 GDP growth seen 0.2 pct - BoF survey

PARIS (AFX) - A Bank of France survey of business leaders points to French GDP growth of 0.2 pct in the fourth quarter and 0.3 pct in the third quarter, implying full-year 2001 growth of 2.0 pct, the bank said. French industrial production declined in the third quarter, due primarily to a strong contraction in semi-finished goods and the food sector, according to the survey, which was conducted in September. Economic activity is expected to remain little changed in the months ahead, although there is the possibility of a rebound in the food sector, the survey found.

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