Brazil inflation should ease in 2H -central bank director

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:13am EST

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil Feb 21 (Reuters) - A moderation in agricultural commodity price pressures should help ease Brazilian inflation in the second half of the year, central bank director Carlos Hamilton Araujo said on Thursday.

Araujo, one of the eight voting members of the bank's board, said during an event in the southern city of Belo Horizonte that economic activity should pick up and unemployment remain low.

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