Car buying prompts French Nov consumer spending surge

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PARIS, Dec 23 (Reuters) - French people spent much more than forecast on consumer goods in November, splashing out on cars before discounts vanish and lifting expenditure as a whole by 2.8 percent from the previous month, data showed. In a monthly readout, statistics office INSEE said spending on manufactured goods in October fell marginally less than was first announced, losing 0.6 percent rather than the 0.7 percent initially estimated. Economists polled by Reuters ahead of the ...

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