Peru cenbank cuts 2015 economic growth view to 3.9 pct

viernes 22 de mayo de 2015 12:55 GYT

LIMA May 22 (Reuters) - Peru's central bank slashed its view of this year's economic expansion to 3.9 percent from a 4.8 percent forecast in January, the bank said in a biannual report released on Friday.

The central bank also cut its economic growth outlook for next year to 5.3 percent from 6 percent.

But the central bank lowered its 2015 forecasts for the trade deficit to $1.69 billion from $2.8 billion, and the current account deficit to 3.9 percent of gross domestic product from 4.4 percent. (Reporting by Teresa Cespedes; Writing by Mitra Taj; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)