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BUENOS AIRES, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Argentina's economic activity in December rose 2.7 percent year-on-year to end 2013 with a 4.9 percent expansion, the government said on Friday, paces that surpassed market expectations.
The EMAE economic activity index, a close proxy for gross domestic product, rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent from November, the INDEC statistics agency said.
Economists polled by Reuters had expected a 1.4 percent rise in the index in December and 3.1 percent in all of 2013, compared to the same periods in 2012.