TABLE-Economists trim forecasts for Brazil's end-2014 rate to 11 pct

Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:37am EDT

BRASILIA, March 10 (Reuters) - Economists trimmed their
forecasts for interest rates and economic growth in Brazil this
year, a weekly central bank survey showed on Monday.
    The median forecast for Brazil's end-2014 interest rate in a
cental bank survey with about 100 financial institutions fell to
11.00 percent from 11.13 percent in the prior week.
    The median estimate for Brazil's 2014 economic growth edged
down to 1.68 percent, from 1.70 percent previously.
 (pct)              2014                  2015
                    previous   new        previous   new
                    forecast   forecast   forecast   forecast
 Consumer           6.00       6.01       5.70       5.70
 Exchange rate      2.49       2.48       2.55       2.55

 Interest rate      11.13      11.00      12.00      12.00

 GDP growth         1.70       1.68       2.00       2.00
 Industrial output  1.80       1.57       3.00       2.95
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