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S.Korea c.bank: capital investment to lead recovery

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SEOUL, Oct 11 (Reuters) - South Korea's central bank expectsrecovering capital investment to drive next year's economicrebound as consumer spending and construction investment willlikely remain weak, its revised forecasts showed on Thursday.

The Bank of Korea said capital investment would grow 5.0percent next year after a slow 1.5 percent gain seen this yearwhile private consumption will grow only 3.0 percent in 2013after expanding 1.7 percent this year.

These were part of the central bank's revised economicforecasts, of which gross domestic product and inflationprojections were already disclosed by Governor Kim Choong-sooduring his news conference earlier in the day.

(Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Choonsik Yoo andRichard Borsuk)

((christine.kim@thomsonreuters.com)(822 3704 5665)(ReutersMessaging: christine.kim.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

Keywords: KOREA ECONOMY/FORECASTS