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Mantega Says Brazil 2012 Credit Needs to Grow 15%-17%

January 24, 2012

(Corrects to say as much as 17% in headline, first paragraph.)

Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Brazil will take steps to reduce borrowing costs to ensure that credit expands as much as 17 percent this year, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said today in Brasilia.

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