French Manufacturing Sector Sentiment Rises in February

Sentiment in the French manufacturing sector rose in February for the third consecutive month, despite coronavirus- related restrictions.

Figures from the French national statistics agency's monthly survey on Wednesday showed manufacturing sentiment rose to 97 in February compared with a revised level of 96 in January.

The reading for February was below economists' consensus forecast of 99 in a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal.

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