TABLE-Economists raise Brazil 2015 inflation forecast to 6.56 pct -poll

lunes 5 de enero de 2015 06:50 GYT
 

BRASILIA, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Economists raised their
forecasts for Brazilian inflation at the end of 2015 further
above the government's target, a weekly poll showed on Monday,
suggesting the central bank may keep raising interest rates in
coming months.
    Inflation should end 2015 at 6.56 percent, up from 6.53
percent in the prior week's survey, according to the median
forecast of about 100 economists surveyed by the central bank.
    Brazil's government is targeting inflation at 4.5 percent,
with a tolerance margin of two percentage points.
  
    
 (pct)                2014                 2015
                      previous   new       previous  new
                      forecast   forecast  forecast  forecast
 Consumer inflation   6.38       6.39      6.53      6.56
 Exchange rate        2.65       --        2.80      2.80
 (reais per U.S                                      
 dollar, end-period)                                 
 Interest rate        --         --        12.50     12.50
 (end-period)                                        
 GDP growth           0.14       0.15      0.55      0.50
 Industrial output    -2.49      -2.49     1.02      1.04
 
 (Reporting by Silvio Cascione; Editing by Hugh Lawson)