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Eurostat: Greek economy grew by 3.8 pct in Q3

The Greek economy grew by 3.8 percent in the third quarter of 2007, compared with the same period in 2006, according the Eurostat’s revised figures, released in Brussels on Wednesday. Eurostat initially forecast a 3.6 percent growth rate in the June-September period in 2007.GDP growth was 2.7 pct in the Eurozone (unchanged from earlier estimates), while in the EU-27, GDP growth rose to 3.0 pct from a 2.9 pct early forecast. Lithuania (11.6 pct), Latvia (10.9 pct) recorded the biggest GDP percentage growth rates, while Malta (0.1 pct) and Denmark (1.7 pct) the lowest growth rates.GDP growth in the US was 2.8 pct in the third quarter, while in Japan economic growth was 2.0 pct.