TBILISI, July 31- Georgia's economic growth slowed to 2.6 percent in the first half of this year compared with 6 percent in the same period last year, the National Statistics service said on Friday. Gross domestic product grew 4.7 percent last year, missing the government's initial forecast of 6 percent. Georgia, which is traversed by pipelines carrying Caspian...» Read More
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