Irish cbank sees 2001 growth slowing to 7%

IRELAND - Ireland's central bank said on Mar 28, 2001 it expected the booming Irish economy to experience a slowdown in 2001 gross national product (GNP) growth to around seven percent, compared to growth of 9.75 percent in 2000.

In a statement released alongside its Spring Quarterly economic bulletin, the bank warned the impact of foot-and-mouth disease on the republic, as well as a slowdown in the U.S. economy, was likely to drag this figure lower.

"There is a risk of a significant decelerati

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