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BAKU Oct 17 Azerbaijan's gross domestic product
shrank by 3.9 percent year-on-year in January-September,
Interfax news agency quoted the State Statistics Committee as
saying on Monday.
Economic growth slowed to 1.1 percent last year from 2.8
percent in 2014, well below official forecasts, because of low
oil prices and the devaluation of the national manat currency.
The country forecasts 1.8 percent GDP growth in 2016.
(Reporting by Nailia Bagirova; writing by Margarita Antidze;
editing by Katya Golubkova)