(Adds details, quote and background) MEXICO CITY, July 31 (Reuters) - Mexico's central bank increased its 2006 gross domestic product forecast on Monday to between 4 and 4.5 percent, citing a thriving automobile industry. External demand has been a key growth trigger for Mexico as manufacturing exports rise on the back of rising auto exports. Manuel Ramos Francia, the bank's director of economic research, said car exports would help lift the GDP estimate, which was previously between ...
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