Brazil 2015 inflation view rises again, central bank poll shows
SAO PAULO, April 20 (Reuters) - Economists raised their forecasts for Brazil's 2015 inflation rate just a week after signaling that their expectations had peaked, according to a weekly central bank poll of about 100 economists. The economists raised their inflation forecasts to 8.23 percent on Monday from 8.13 percent in the previous week, which had been the first time since December in which the forecast had dropped on a weekly basis. Forecasts for economic growth at end-2015 fell to -1.03 percent from -1.01 percent in the previous week, while expectations for growth, interest rates and inflation for end-2016 remained unchanged. For detailed poll results in Portuguese, see: here (pct) 2015 2016 previous new previous new forecast forecast forecast forecast Consumer inflation 8.13 8.23 5.60 5.60 Exchange rate 3.25 3.21 3.30 3.30 (reais per U.S dollar, end-period) Interest rate 13.25 13.25 11.50 11.50 (end-period) GDP growth -1.01 -1.03 1.00 1.00 Industrial output -2.50 -2.50 1.50 1.50 (Reporting by Asher Levine)
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