French protests will cut fourth-quarter GDP growth by 0.1 points - Le Maire
FILE PHOTO: French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire attends a session of the National Assembly in Paris, November 27, 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo
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PARIS (Reuters) – Violent protests in France over the last month will cost the country’s economy 0.1 percentage points in the final quarter, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told RTL radio on Monday.
President Emmanuel Macron will address the country later in the day as he seeks to placate “yellow vest” anti-government protesters who wreaked havoc in Paris this weekend.
(Reporting by Richard Lough; editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)