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Spain's economy appears to be growing at the fastest clip since a 2008 property crash tipped the nation into a job-wrecking, double-dip recession, the central bank said Thursday. The eurozone's fourth-largest economy expanded by 0.4 percent on a quarterly basis in the first three months of this year, the sharpest increase in six years, the Bank of Spain said in a report, citing initial data. It was the strongest performance since the first quarter of 2008, when Spain was at the tail end of a decade-long property bubble whose collapse wiped out millions of jobs and flooded the nation in debt. "We have rebuilt our economy in record time, we have better foundations and the wind is blowing in our favour," Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy boasted in a speech in Barcelona.