16 de diciembre de 2016 / 15:26 / hace 10 meses

Analysts raise Mexico inflation forecasts, cut growth

MEXICO CITY, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Analysts watching Mexico
raised their expectations for inflation over the next two years
while trimming their growth estimates, a Mexican central bank
survey showed on Friday.
    The poll also showed analysts now expected a weaker peso in
2017 and 2018 compared to a poll from late November. The growth
outlook and peso view have moved following concerns that U.S.
President-elect Donald Trump will curtail trade with Mexico. 
    Mexico's central bank, which targets inflation of 3 percent,
has hiked interest rates five times this year after a slump in
the peso threatens to fan inflation higher. 
                            Dec         Nov
 Inflation, end year pct                
 2017                       4.13        4.00
 2018                       3.60        3.53
 Core inflation, end year               
 2017                       3.86        3.76
 2018                       3.50        3.40
 Economic growth, annual                
 2017                       1.70        1.80
 2018                       2.21        2.40
 Interbank lending rate                 
 2017                       6.50        6.50
 2018                       6.75        --
 Peso-dollar rate, end yr               
 2017                       20.92       20.77
 2018                       20.55       20.50
 The survey of 33 analysts was taken between Dec 6 and Dec 14.
The values shown are medians.    

 (Reporting by Michael O'Boyle)

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