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SAO PAULO, May 14 (Reuters) - State-controlled Banco do Brasil SA, the nation's largest bank by assets, slightly misses first-quarter profit estimates on Thursday in the wake of a stronger-than-expected surge in loan-loss provisions.
Recurring net income, a measure of profit before one-time items, totaled 3.025 billion reais ($995 million) in the first three months of the year, compared with an average estimate of 3.033 billion reais in a Reuters poll.
$1 = 3.0412 Brazilian reais Reporting by Guillermo Parra-Bernal