Economists see another rate hike in Brazil this year--poll

lunes 4 de mayo de 2015 07:50 GYT
 

BRASILIA, May 4 (Reuters) - Brazil's central bank is
expected to continue raising interest rates this year to 13.50
percent, from 13.25 percent currently, according to a weekly
poll of economists published on Monday.
    The central bank raised its benchmark Selic rate
 to 13.25 percent last week.
    
    
 (pct)                2015                 2016
                      previous   new       previous  new
                      forecast   forecast  forecast  forecast
 Consumer inflation   8.25       8.26      5.60      5.60
 Exchange rate        3.20       3.20      3.30      3.30
 (reais per U.S                                      
 dollar, end-period)                                 
 Interest rate        13.25      13.50     11.50     11.50
 (end-period)                                        
 GDP growth           -1.10      -1.18     1.00      1.00
 Industrial output    -2.50      -2.50     1.50      1.50
 

 (Reporting by Silvio Cascione)