Economists cut Brazil's inflation and interest rates view - poll
BRASILIA, April 25 (Reuters) - Economists cut their forecasts for Brazil's inflation and interest rates in 2016 and 2017 as a deep recession helps curb price pressures, a weekly central bank poll showed on Monday. Estimates for economic growth in 2016 were reduced for a 14th week, but forecasts for economic activity in 2017 improved slightly as a political crisis threatens to cut short the mandate of unpopular President Dilma Rousseff. Detailed estimates: (pct) 2016 2017 previous new previous new forecast forecast forecast forecast Consumer inflation 7.08 6.98 5.93 5.80 Exchange rate 3.80 3.80 4.00 4.00 (reais per U.S dollar, end-period) Interest rate 13.38 13.25 12.25 12.00 (end-period) GDP growth -3.80 -3.88 0.20 0.30 Industrial output -5.80 -5.80 0.69 0.54 (Reporting by Silvio Cascione; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
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