IMF upwardly revises Chile 2012 GDP growth f'cast to 5.5 pct

SANTIAGO Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:11pm EST

SANTIAGO Dec 13 (Reuters) - Chile's robust economy will grow 5.5 percent this year, upwardly revised from a previous 5 percent forecast, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

Lagarde said the world's No. 1 copper producer was one of "the best students" of the region, but that it is not immune to global economic woes.