French privatesector output shrinks amid protests: survey

PARIS, A major survey of French privatesector business activity indicated output shrank in December for the first time in two and a half years, underlining the economic impact of antigovernment protests that have swept the country.

The influential Flash France Composite Output Index, compiled by research group IHS Markit, showed a sharp decline to 49.3 in December from 54.2 in November.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)