Looks like the French economy might survive after all

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Industrial production in France rose 0.4% over May 2013 levels, the first such rise in a year.

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Here’s a look.


Of course, it’s still not exactly la vie en rose in France. The gain in industrial output was led by energy, which has been lifted by an unusually long winter, according to Barclays analysts. Meanwhile, noted Barclays, the manufacturing subsector of today’s report performed worse than the overall industrial production index.