Economists cut forecasts for Brazil's interest rates - poll

lunes 18 de abril de 2016 07:53 GYT
 

BRASILIA, April 18 (Reuters) - Economists cut their
forecasts for Brazil's interest rates and exchange rate at
end-2016 in a weekly central bank poll published on Monday.
    The median expectation of about 100 analysts at major banks
and research firms projected interest rates at 13.38 percent at
the end of the year, down from 14.25 percent currently.    
    
 (pct)                2016                 2017
                      previous   new       previous  new
                      forecast   forecast  forecast  forecast
 Consumer inflation        7.14      7.08      5.95      5.93
 Exchange rate             4.00      3.80      4.10      4.00
 (reais per U.S                                      
 dollar, end-period)                                 
 Interest rate            13.75     13.38     12.25     12.25
 (end-period)                                        
 GDP growth               -3.77     -3.80      0.30      0.20
 Industrial output        -5.60     -5.80      0.69      0.69
 
    

 (Reporting by Silvio Cascione)