Economists trim Brazil 2013 GDP growth forecasts - survey

SAO PAULO Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:34am EST

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SAO PAULO Jan 14 (Reuters) - Economists trimmed their forecasts for Brazil's economic expansion this year to 3.20 percent from 3.26 percent, a weekly central bank survey showed on Monday.

Analysts slightly raised their forecasts for inflation, to 5.53 percent from 5.49 percent.

The government targets inflation at 4.5 percent, with a tolerance margin of 2 percentage points in each direction.