Economists see zero growth in Brazil in 2015 -poll

lunes 9 de febrero de 2015 06:37 GYT

BRASILIA, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Brazil's economic growth is
expected to remain completely stagnant this year, according to a
weekly poll of economists by the central bank that also showed
another rise in inflation expectations.
    Forecasts for Brazil's 2015 economic growth were cut by a
sixth straight week, declining to zero from 0.03 percent in the
prior week's survey. Inflation is expected to end the year at
7.15 percent, up from 7.01 in the previous poll.
    The inflation estimate is far above the government's target
range of 4.5 percent, plus or minus two percentage points.
 (pct)          2015                 2016
                previous  new        previous  new
                forecast  forecast   forecast  forecast
 Consumer       7.01      7.15       5.60      5.60
 Exchange rate  2.80      2.80       2.90      2.90
 (reais per                                    
 U.S dollar,                                   
 Interest rate  12.50     12.50      11.50     11.50
 GDP growth     0.03      0.00       1.50      1.50
 Industrial     0.50      0.44       2.50      2.50
 (Reporting by Silvio Cascione Editing by W Simon)