Spain expects its economy to continue growing in 2023 - minister

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People are seen at a restaurant at San Miguel market, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Madrid, Spain, July 31, 2020. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

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MADRID, July 7 (Reuters) - Spain's government expects the Spanish economy to continue growing next year despite the impact of rising inflation and the war in Ukraine, Finance Minister Nadia Calvino said in a radio interview on Thursday.

She said the government expects the economy to grow over 4% in the second half of 2022. The government in April lowered the official GDP growth forecast for 2022 from an estimated 7% to 4.3%.

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Reporting by Joan Faus; Editing by Toby Chopra

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