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Polish lower house adopts 2018 budget assuming 3.8 pct growth

WARSAW, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Poland's lower house of parliament on Thursday approved a 2018 budget which assumes GDP growth of 3.8 percent and a central budget deficit of 41.5 billion zlotys ($11.98 billion).

The budget envisages 2018 inflation at 2.3 percent and a general government deficit of 2.7 percent of GDP.

The document still needs to be approved by the upper house of parliament and the president. ($1 = 3.4630 zlotys) (Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko and Pawel Sobczak)