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Brazil consumer prices rise 0.23 pct in mid-August

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Brazil's IPCA-15 consumer price index rose 0.23 percent in the month to mid-August, down from 0.30 in the previous month, government statistics agency IBGE said on Tuesday. The index had been expected to rise 0.24 percent, according to the median forecast in a Reuters poll. (By Sao Paulo Newsroom; tel: +5511 56447500) nAQN030CY0

SAO PAULO, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Brazil's IPCA-15 consumer price index rose 0.23 percent in the month to mid-August, down from 0.30 in the previous month, government statistics agency IBGE said on Tuesday. The index had been expected to rise 0.24 percent, according to the median forecast in a Reuters poll. (By Sao Paulo Newsroom; tel: +5511 56447500)

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