REFILE-Economists trim Brazil GDP growth forecasts, up inflation view

Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:35am EST

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SAO PAULO, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Economists trimmed their
forecasts for Brazil's economic expansion for this and next
year, a weekly central bank survey showed on Monday. Estimates
for 2012 and 2013 inflation were revised up, according to the
poll.     
    
 (pct)                2012                 2013
                      previous   new       previous  new
                      forecast   forecast  forecast  forecast
 Consumer inflation   5.58       5.60      5.40      5.42
 Exchange rate        2.08       2.08      2.08      2.08

 Interest rate        7.25       7.25      7.25      7.25

 GDP growth           1.03       1.00      3.50      3.40
 Industrial output    -2.27      -2.32     3.75      3.70
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