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| 16 August, 2017

Morocco expects GDP growth to slow to 3.2 pct in 2018, from 4.8 pct this year

RABAT, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Morocco's government is expecting its economy to grow by 3.2 percent in 2018, down from 4.8 percent this year, MAP state news agency reported on Wednesday.

The government is forecasting that its budget deficit will shrink slightly to 3 percent of gross domestic product, down from 3.5 percent in 2017.

(Reporting by Samia Errazzouki; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Toby Chopra) ((Aidan.Lewis@thomsonreuters.com ; +216-29850352;))