• The euro zone’s second-biggest economy is set to grow 0.9% this year, the Bank of France forecast in its quarterly economic outlook, revised up from 0.7% in June.
  • The improved outlook was due mainly to better-than-expected second-quarter growth of 0.5%, a figure that was boosted by refineries restarting after strikes, nuclear power output coming back on line after maintenance and the delivery of an ocean liner.