Ecuador keeps 08' GDP target at above 6 pct- cenbank

QUITO, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Ecuador has kept its economic growth estimate unchanged at above 6 percent in 2008, Central Bank chief Carlos Vallejo told Reuters on Tuesday, despite fears that a global slowdown could hurt the OPEC nation's finances.

Vallejos comments came only hours after President Rafael Correa vowed to jump-start the economy and limit imports to counter a global crisis that has dragged down oil prices.

(Reporting by Alonso Soto; editing by Dan Grebler) Keywords: ECUADOR ECONOMY/

(alonso.soto@reuters.com; Tel: 593-22523560 ext 102)

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