Chile central bank sees '01 growth less than 3.7%'

CHILE - Felipe Morande, the Chilean central bank's research director, said in a speech on Wednesday 10 October that the bank sees the country's gross domestic product growing "less than 3.7%" in 2001.

While that is a more concrete sign that the bank is revising down its forecast for this year's economic expansion, it comes as little surprise.

The bank reported its previous 3.7% projection as part of its periodic macroeconomic forecasts on 12 September, only a day after the terrorists attacks on

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