Irish central bank nudges up 2015 GDP growth forecast to 3.8 percent

April 1, 2015 10:01 AM

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DUBLIN, April 1 (Reuters) - Ireland's central bank on Wednesday nudged up its 2015 economic growth forecast on higher exports and consumer spending, saying gross domestic product would expand 3.8 percent rather than the 3.7 percent forecast two months ago.

Ireland's economy has rebounded strongly since it exited an EU-IMF bailout in late 2013, and gross domestic product grew by 4.8 percent last year, the fastest expansion in the European Union.

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