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SINGAPORE Oct 31 (Reuters) - Singapores biggest lender, DBS Group Holdings Ltd, says it is still expecting relatively healthy loan growth next year, even though loan growth slowed in the third quarter to its weakest pace since late 2012.

We are still budgeting 8 to 10 percent loan growth next year, said chief executive Piyush Gupta, speaking during a news conference following the banks third-quarter earnings announcement. DBS posted a 17 percent rise in quarterly profit. (Reporting by Saeed Azhar; Writing by Rachel Armstrong; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell)