French manufacturing less optimistic in June
Confidence dipped to 102 - two points above the long-term average - from 104 in May, statistics agency Insee said. Business sentiment in June was below the 103 economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had expected.
A wider measure of business confidence - including services, wholesale, construction and retail - fell in June to 100 up from 102 in May.
Insee said confidence fell in the manufacturing, retail industry and services industries. ■