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BRASILIA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - A gauge of economic activity in Brazil fell at a faster-than-expected pace in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, data showed on Friday.
The Brazilian central bank's IBC-Br economic activity index fell 0.76 percent in August from the prior month, the bank said. A Reuters survey of 17 analysts forecast a 0.60 percent decline in the indicator, a gauge of activity in the farming, industry and services sectors. (Reporting by Silvio Cascione Editing by W Simon)