Brazil economy to grow "much more" in 2013 - finance minister

BRASILIA Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:52am EST

BRASILIA Jan 30 (Reuters) - Brazil's economy will grow "much more" in 2013 than in 2012, helped by an improvement in international trade and exports of manufactured goods, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said in a speech on Wednesday.

Mantega also reiterated the government's view that inflation is under control and should ease throughout the year, seeking to address concerns among economists about a recent spike in consumer prices.


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