Flash euro zone gross domestic product (GDP) data on Friday showed that the region’s economy grew 0.3 percent in the second quarter on the previous three months, narrowly missing analysts’ forecasts.
Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast a gain of 0.4 percent, the same as seen in the first quarter of 2015—the fastest growth rate seen in almost two years.
Seasonally-adjusted GDP rose by 1.2 percent between April and June on the same quarter last year, compared with 1.0 percent in the first quarter.
Greece released its data on Thursday, which showed the economy grew 0.8 percent in the second quarter—despite posting zero growth between January and March and shrinking during the last three months of 2014.
The country is currently mired in talks about a potential third bailout, which have proved contentious both within the ruling Syriza party and in the broader euro zone.
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