Brazil economy shrinks 1.9 pct in second quarter vs first quarter

viernes 28 de agosto de 2015 08:04 GYT

RIO DE JANEIRO Aug 28 (Reuters) - Brazil's economy shrank 1.9 percent in the second quarter from the previous three months , government statistics agency IBGE said on Friday.

The drop was bigger than market expectations of a 1.7 percent contraction, according to the median forecast of 26 economists polled by Reuters. (Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier Editing by W Simon)