Brazil's growth surprised government, will last in 2014-Mantega

jueves 27 de febrero de 2014 10:40 GYT

BRASILIA Feb 27 (Reuters) - The pace of Brazil's economic recovery in the fourth quarter of 2013 surprised the government and indicates a moderate rate of expansion this year, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said on Thursday.

Brazil's economy expanded 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the third quarter, the government statistics institute said on Thursday.