MORE: Ecuador 2014 Budget to Rise to $34.3b: Finance Ministry

Ecuador Finance Ministry announces 2014 budget data in Twitter statement. * 2014 spending to rise 5.98% from budgeted $32.4b this year * Govt budgets oil prices will avg. $86.40/brl in 2014 * Statement didn’t give other details of budget * NOTE: President Rafael Correa said Oct. 26 GDP may rise as much as 5% in 2014 * NOTE: Avg. price of Ecuador’s Oriente and Napo crudes in year through Aug. was $98.27/brl, according to central bank

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