By Noemie Bisserbe

PARIS--French economic growth will likely accelerate in the fourth quarter from the third, a survey from the Bank of France showed Monday.

Gross domestic product will rise 0.4% in the fourth quarter from the third, according to the Bank of France's business activity survey in December. The second-largest eurozone economy grew a scant 0.2% in the third quarter.

Business sentiment in manufacturing inched up to 102 in December from 101 a month earlier, while the reading in construction was unchanged at 100 and business sentiment in services fell to 99 from 100.

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January 09, 2017 02:44 ET (07:44 GMT)

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