Peru's economy will likely grow under 4 pct in 2014 - new finmin

domingo 14 de septiembre de 2014 22:12 GYT

LIMA, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Peru's incoming finance minister, Alonso Segura, revised down the government's view of economic growth this year to under 4 percent from its previous forecast, in August, of 4.2 percent.

Segura replaced Luis Miguel Castilla as finance minister late on Sunday.

He announced the new growth outlook in an interview with state television shortly after being sworn in.

Segura also said that his priority as the new head of the finance ministry will be to consolidate reforms led by President Ollanta Humala with an eye toward jumpstarting economic growth, which has slowed to its weakest pace in five years. (Reporting By Mitra Taj; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)