TABLE-Analyst forecasts for Brazil economy broadly unchanged -poll
BRASILIA, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Market forecasts for Brazil's economic growth, inflation and interest rates remained broadly unchanged last week before the presidential election, a central bank poll showed on Monday. In one of the few changes, economists saw a more modest increase in interest rates next year to 11.50 percent, from 11.88 percent previously. Brazil's benchmark interest rate is currently at 11.00 percent. Estimates for inflation and economic growth in 2014 and 2015, and for interest rates in 2014, remained unchanged in the central bank survey, which features the median forecasts of about 100 financial institutions. The forecasts were collected before Sunday's election, in which President Dilma Rousseff was reelected for a second four-year term. (pct) 2014 2015 previous new previous new forecast forecast forecast forecast Consumer inflation 6.45 6.45 6.30 6.30 Exchange rate 2.40 2.40 2.50 2.50 (reais per U.S dollar, end-period) Interest rate 11.00 11.00 11.88 11.50 (end-period) GDP growth 0.27 0.27 1.00 1.00 Industrial output -2.24 -2.24 1.46 1.42 (Reporting by Silvio Cascione Editing by W Simon)
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