TABLE-Economists raise Brazil inflation, interest rates view

Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:37am EDT

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SAO PAULO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Economists raised forecasts
for Brazil's year-end inflation to 5.80 percent from 5.74
percent previously, a weekly central bank survey showed on
    Economists also raised their estimates for the year-end
benchmark interest rate to 9.50 percent, from 9.25 percent in
the prior week's survey.
     The poll provides the median forecasts of economists at
about 100 financial institutions.

 (pct)                2013                 2014
                      previous   new       previous  new
                      forecast   forecast  forecast  forecast
 Consumer inflation   5.74       5.80      5.80      5.84
 Exchange rate        2.30       2.32      2.35      2.38

 Interest rate        9.25       9.50      9.50      9.50

 GDP growth           2.21       2.20      2.50      2.40
 Industrial output    2.08       2.11      3.00      2.90
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