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PARIS (Reuters) - French manufacturing companies expect to boost investments this year by six percent, the most since 2011, a quarterly survey by the INSEE official statistics office showed on Thursday.
The estimate was up slightly from five percent the last time the survey was conducted in January and follows a four percent increase in 2016, INSEE said.
Manufacturers of electrical, electronic and machine equipment expected particularly strong investments this year, flagging a 27 percent increase.
Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta