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Growth slows but still leads region

SLOVAKIA'S economic growth for the first three months of 2003 eased slightly to 4.1 percent but remained the fastest growing in central Europe, according to the country's Statistics Office.

Slovakia's GDP totalled Sk268.4 billion (€6.5 billion) for the first three months of 2003, spurred by 21.4 percent growth in foreign demand and growth in value-added industry, agriculture, and construction.

In contrast, domestic demand fell by 0.9 percent to its lowest quarterly level since the fourth quarter of 2000.

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