Brazil economic growth forecasts lowered for 2014 and 2015 -poll

lunes 8 de diciembre de 2014 06:51 GYT
 

BRASILIA, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Brazilian economists lowered the
country's economic growth forecasts for 2014 and 2015, a weekly
central bank survey showed on Monday.   
   Brazil's economy should eke out 0.18 percent growth in 2014,
according to the median forecasts in a survey of about 100
financial institutions, down from a 0.19 percent estimate a week
earlier. Inflation should close the year at 6.38 percent, down
from a previous 6.43 percent estimate.
    Economists see the central bank's benchmark Selic rate
ending next year at 12.50 percent, up from 12 percent. 
    
 
 (pct)                2014                 2015
                      previous   new       previous  new
                      forecast   forecast  forecast  forecast
 Consumer inflation   6.43       6.38      6.49      6.50
 Exchange rate        2.55       2.55      2.67      2.70
 (reais per U.S                                      
 dollar, end-period)                                 
 Interest rate        11.50       --       12.00     12.50
 (end-period)                                        
 GDP growth           0.19       0.18      0.77      0.73
 Industrial output    -2.26      -2.50     1.13      1.23
 

 (Reporting by Alonso Soto)