Costa Rica's central bank sees faster growth in 2016 and 2017

martes 5 de enero de 2016 22:24 GYT

SAN JOSE Jan 5 (Reuters) - Costa Rica's Central Bank said on Tuesday that gross domestic product would pick up this year and next, and said it sees inflation of around 3 percent for the same period.

The bank expects GDP to grow approximately 4.2 percent in 2016 and 4.5 percent in 2017, after growth of 2.8 percent in 2015, central bank President Olivier Castro said at a news conference.

Costa Rica sees deflation of between -1.0 and -0.5 percent in 2015, Castro said. (Reporting by George Rodriguez; Editing by Leslie Adler)