French economic growth jumped to a better-than-expected 0.6 percent in the first quarter despite a fall in investment, figures released Wednesday showed.
The encouraging figures for the second-largest economy in the eurozone were welcomed as "clearly comforting" by Finance Minister Michel Sapin.
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