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French business morale in January remains at two-year lows

French business morale in January remains at two-year lows
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CHRISTIAN HARTMANN(Reuters)
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PARIS (Reuters) - French business morale in January remained mired at its lowest level in more than two years, according to data from the INSEE national statistics office, as anti-government protests rattle the euro zone's second-largest economy.

INSEE said its business confidence index level for January stood at 102 points - the same level as in December which marked the weakest reading since November 2016.

INSEE's measure of confidence in industry stood at 103 points, unchanged from December. A Reuters poll of 19 analysts had forecast a reading of 103 points.

France's "yellow vests" protests - named after the high-visibility jackets all French motorists are required to carry in their vehicles - have hit the country's economy due to vandalism in shopping areas and disruption to tourism and transport networks.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; editing by Jason Neely)

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