UPDATE 3-Strikes and job fears hit French consumer spending


(Adds minister reaction in paragraphs 8-9, edits) By Mark John PARIS, June 25 (Reuters) - French consumer spending took its sharpest dive in nearly four years in May as fears of rising unemployment and a spate of strikes in the euro zone's second largest economy spooked shoppers. National statistics office INSEE said on Wednesday spending slumped 1.6 percent last month, led down by a 3.7 percent tumble in car purchases and strong falls in clothing and durable goods. The headline fall ...

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