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Uruguay's economy grows 1.5 pct in 2016 - central bank

MONTEVIDEO, March 23 (Reuters) - Uruguay's economy grew 1.5 percent in 2016 and grew 3.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015, the central bank said on Wednesday.

The central bank also revised 2015 annual growth down to 0.4 percent, from 1.0 percent growth previously.

(Reporting by Malena Castaldi; Writing by Luc Cohen; editing by Diane Craft)