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OSLO, March 7 Norwegian companies are expecting
output growth to edge up over the next six months, a central
bank business survey showed on Tuesday, following a moderate
increase over the last three months.
"Output growth is primarily being generated by higher public
demand. Growth has picked up in all sectors, except for the
export industry," the bank said in a survey of 327 companies.
The regional network survey is the central bank's primary
sentiment gauge and usually forms the backbone of its rate
decisions and interest rate forecasts.
The next rate decision is due on March 16.
(Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis, editing by Gwladys Fouche)