Economists cut Brazil GDP, inflation forecasts-survey

SAO PAULO Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:35am EST

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SAO PAULO Nov 19 (Reuters) - Economists trimmed their forecasts for inflation and economic growth in Brazil in 2012 and 2013, a weekly central bank survey showed on Monday.

Brazil is expected to grow 1.52 percent this year and 3.96 percent in 2013, the survey showed.

Forecasts for the central bank benchmark interest rate remained unchanged at 7.25 percent, with analysts seeing no rate hikes through the end of 2013.

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