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IMF says revises 2018 Spanish growth forecast up to 2.5 percent

MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish economy will expand by around 2.5 percent in 2018, the International Monetary Fund's chief of mission for Spain Andrea Schaechter told a news conference on Tuesday, up from a previous IMF forecast of 2.1 percent.

The IMF earlier revised its 2017 growth projection upwards to 3.1 percent from 2.6 percent.

(Reporting by Jesus Aguado, Editing by Sarah White)