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RPT-Dutch Q3 GDP down 0.1 pct q/q, up 1.8 pct y/y

AMSTERDAM, Nov 12 (Reuters) - The Dutch economy slipped 0.1 percent in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the previous three months, and second-quarter growth was a revised 0.9 percent, Statistics Netherlands said on Friday. Year-on-year, gross domestic product (GDP) rose 1.8 percent in the third quarter after 2.2 percent in the second quarter. Economists surveyed by Reuters had expected quarterly growth of 0.5 percent, with forecasts in a range from 0.2 percent to 0.7 percent. Earlier on Friday, Germany reported third-quarter GDP growth of 0.7 percent while in France, GDP rose 0.4 percent. Keywords: DUTCH ECONOMY/GDP (Amsterdam newsroom +31 20 504 5000; fax +31 20 504 5040; amsterdam.newsroom@news.reuters.com) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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