Brazil's economic activity up 0.08 pct in August from July


BRASILIA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The Brazilian central bank'sIBC-Br economic activity index rose a seasonallyadjusted 0.08 percent in August from July, the bank said onWednesday.

The median estimate in a Reuters survey of 22 analysts wasfor an increase of 0.20 percent.

The index, a gauge of activity in the farming, industry andservices sectors, rose a non-seasonally adjusted 1.32 percentover the same month a year ago.

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