Economists cut Brazil's 2017 inflation, interest rates forecasts -poll

lunes 5 de septiembre de 2016 07:34 GYT
 

BRASILIA, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Economists cut their forecasts
for Brazil's inflation and interest rates in 2017 and raised
estimates for economic growth next year, a weekly central bank
poll showed on Monday.
    The median forecast of about 100 economists in the survey
projected interest rates at 11.00 percent at the end of 2017.
They are currently at 14.25 percent, their highest in nearly 10
years, as the central bank tries to slow price rises to the
official target of 4.5 percent.
    
 (pct)                2016                 2017      
                      previous   new       previous  new
                      forecast   forecast  forecast  forecast
 Consumer inflation   7.34       7.34      5.14      5.12
 Exchange rate        3.29       3.26      3.45      3.45
 (reais per U.S                                      
 dollar, end-period)                                 
 Interest rate        13.75      13.75     11.25     11.00
 (end-period)                                        
 GDP growth           -3.16      -3.20     1.23      1.30
 Industrial output    -5.98      -6.03     0.50      0.50
 
 (Reporting by Silvio Cascione; Editing by James Dalgleish)