TABLE-Brazil economists see higher inflation, less growth in 2015 -poll

lunes 1 de diciembre de 2014 06:33 GYT
 

SAO PAULO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Economists raised their
forecasts for Brazil's inflation rate at end-2015 to 6.49
percent, just under the central bank's target ceiling, a weekly
central bank survey showed on Monday.
    The central bank targets inflation at 4.5 percent with a
tolerance margin of 2 percentage points.
    Economists also trimmed their forecasts for 2015 economic
growth to 0.77 percent, according to the median estimate in the
survey of about 100 financial institutions.    
    
    
 (pct)                               2014                2015
                       previous       new  previous       new
                       forecast  forecast  forecast  forecast
 Consumer inflation        6.43      6.43      6.45      6.49
 Exchange rate             2.55      2.55      2.65      2.67
 (reais per U.S                                      
 dollar, end-period)                                 
 Interest rate            11.50     11.50     12.00     12.00
 (end-period)                                        
 GDP growth                0.20      0.19      0.80      0.77
 Industrial output        -2.30     -2.26      1.30      1.13
 

 (Reporting by Asher Levine)