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French Services Growth Slowed Less Than First Forecast in July: Final PMI

PARIS—Growth in France’s services sector weakened by less than initially expected in July, yet inflationary pressures were likely to weigh in the near-term on the euro zone’s second-biggest economy, a monthly survey showed on Wednesday.
Data compiler S&P Global Market Intelligence said its final purchasing managers index for services fell in July to 53.2 points from 53.9 in June, although the final figure was higher than a flash forecast reading of 52.1 points for July.
Readings above 50.0 denote an expansion in activity.
S&P Global Market Intelligence’s overall composite PMI index, which includes the services and manufacturing sectors, fell to 51.7 points in July from 52.5 in June. The flash composite PMI figure for July had stood at 50.6 points….

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